UNHCR-funded legal initiative has secured nationality for hundreds of formerly stateless families in southern Iraq, giving them access to basic rights and services.
Abdusamat Saparov dreamed of being a beekeeper for over 20 years. But without a birth certificate or passport, it seemed impossible.
Two years after Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh, strides are being made in enhancing nutrition, shelter, sanitation, healthcare and registration, though challenges remain.
Urgent action needed to reform gender discriminatory nationality laws causing childhood statelessness
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights are calling for urgent action to reform gender discriminatory nationality laws that remain a root cause of global childhood statelessness.
Government move to issue birth certificates to 600 children from Shona community hailed as an important protection measure and first step towards ending statelessness for the group.
Thousands of pregnant women have left Venezuela to protect the lives of their unborn babies and their own.
UNHCR and its partners provide round-the-clock emergency health care for Rohingya refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh.
In a breakthrough in the global fight against statelessness, the Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated by bringing the number of stateless people in the country from over 13,000 to zero in just five years.
The Fula are pastoralists who have long lived in the country, but almost all are at risk of 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.
Maha Mamo receives word of her naturalization at a surprise ceremony in Geneva, ending nightmare of statelessness shared by millions worldwide.
Tuenjai Deetes has been nominated as the Asian finalist in UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Awards.