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Stateless for 20 years, a filmmaker becomes an Uzbek citizen at last

Stateless for 20 years, a filmmaker becomes an Uzbek citizen at last

Ali Choriev sits in his office in central Bukhara and struggles to hold back tears. “I wasted a lot of time and missed many opportunities. I had a lot of amazing offers. Believe me, you can always find money for bread, but if you don’t have human dignity, a voice,...

UNHCR 70 Anniversary

UNHCR 70 Anniversary

December 14, 2020 marks 70 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Statute of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Since 1951, our mission has been to protect people forced to flee, providing humanitarian assistance and solutions to millions...

Right on a birth registration is the right of every child

Right on a birth registration is the right of every child

On 26 March 2020, a joyful event happened in the family of 19-year-old Nina: she gave birth to her first child, son Radomir. The happiness of young parents was tampered by only one circumstance: Nina could not register the birth of her child, because she did not have...

Ilonna lived without citizenship for many years

Ilonna lived without citizenship for many years

Ilonna Pozharskaya, a 30-year-old mother of two children, lived without a passport for most of her life. “My mother moved to Kyrgyzstan when I was a child. I didn’t ask her why we had moved from the Amur Region. We settled in Issyk Kul region. At the age of 17, when...

Refugee nurse on the front lines in Tajikistan’s battle against COVID

Refugee nurse on the front lines in Tajikistan’s battle against COVID

In 2006 Diyono and her family fled Afghanistan when she was still a teenager. Her family of six was granted refuge in Tajikistan and lives in the north of the country in Sughd Province. After finishing high school in Khujand, Diyono enrolled in medical college and in...