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Statelessness in Kyrgyzstan

Added: 26 Aug 2011

Two decades after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, thousands of people in former Soviet republics like Kyrgyzstan are still facing problems with citizenship. UNHCR has identified more than 20,000 stateless people in the Central Asian nation. These people are not considered as nationals under the […]
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Prior to the resolution of the statelessness situation, the husband […]

The World's Stateless: A photo essay by Greg Constantine

Added: 25 Aug 2011

Nationality might seem like a universal birthright, but it is estimated that up to 12 million people around the world are struggling to get along without it. They do not possess a nationality nor enjoy its legal benefits. They fall into a legal limbo; they are stateless. This often leaves them unable […]
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A shipment of UNHCR shelter and other humanitarian aid is unloaded […]

Somalia Airlift: UNHCR flies aid to Mogadishu for first time in 5 years.

Added: 17 Aug 2011

For the first time in five years, UNHCR has been able to airlift vital humanitarian aid to the conflict-ravaged Somalia capital of Mogadishu. Tens of thousands of Somalis, fleeing drought and famine, have descended on the city in recent weeks searching for food, water, medicine and other assistance. […]
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Paralyzed by polio, Muktar, a 31-year-old father of five, is […]

Somalia Emergency: Refugees move into Ifo Extension

Added: 29 Jul 2011

The UN refugee agency has moved 4,700 Somali refugees from the outskirts of Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex into the Ifo Extension site since 25 July 2011. The ongoing relocation movement is transferring 1,500 people a day and the pace will soon increase to 2,500 to 3,000 people per day. The refugees […]
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The prevalence of violence and disease in Somalia means that […]

Galkayo: Vulnerable in a volatile land

Added: 28 Jun 2011

Galkayo, located in Somalia's Puntland region, is home to more than 60,000 displaced people who fled war-torn south-central Somalia and harsh drought conditions in many parts of the country. The displaced people are scattered around 21 makeshift settlements in Galkayo. Multiple families often share […]
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