This is the story of three children who have grown up in Côte d’Ivoire without a nationality because one of both of their parents abandoned them.
The UN Refugee Agency has welcomed an announcement by the Royal Thai Government that more than 18,000 stateless people have been granted nationality in Thailand in the last three years.
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…
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.
Italy accedes to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
When baby Idrees’ house was destroyed in Syria, his family lost everything except for what was kept inside his grandmother’s purse.
For some, being stateless leaves them open to abuse.
Kavita, 22, is from Malaysia and wants to be an art teacher. She has been offered jobs at schools but cannot take them because she is stateless.
“The one thing I need to achieve my dream is citizenship.”
“I almost lost my house and my land because I could not prove my identity and my citizenship.”
High Commissioner António Guterres once again urges the world to unite to end statelessness.
President of Costa Rica and his cabinet sign the #IBelong Campaign Open Letter to End Statelessness.