Ivorian orphan girls beat back statelessness

A legal ruling, which follows years of campaigning by UNHCR and human rights groups, is finally giving seventeen-year-old Françoise and Christelle an official identity, and a future.

Statelessness in France

As of 31 December 2015, 1,326 stateless persons were living in France. Find out more about their stories here.

The importance of being registered

The indigenous Ngöbe Bugle people live a cross border life in their ancestral territories straddling Costa Rica and Panama. This traditional lifestyle contributed to a risk of becoming stateless…

“I will now be able to go to school!”

A UNHCR program in Benin has given over 1000 birth certificates to children providing the opportunity to go to school and access basic social services for the first time.

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