The refugees and migrants are not recorded generally and deemed invisible by governments without providing them with identity and welfare services . The COVID-19 pandemic has badly impacted the economy, and the poor migrants and refugees have suffered most due to the closure of industries and informal sectors . Lack of legal identity made them more vulnerable and excluded them from getting benefits of even meagre government support and welfare schemes . Self-sovereign identity is a form of distributed digital identity that can provide immutable identity with full user control and interoperability features . Self-sovereign identities also ensure the privacy and security of personal information . SSI model can effectively provide migrants and refugees with an effective legal identity and include them in government welfare schemes and other schemes run by non-governmental agencies . Also, SSI can be used for uniquely identifying the people who have been already vaccinated or tested negative from COVID-19 within a stipulated time . This paper reviews the aspects of SSI application during the pandemic situation like COVID-19.
Index: Blockchain, Covid-19, Healthcare, Self-sovereign Identity