UNHCR welcomes Latvia’s decision to grant automatic citizenship at birth to children of “non-citizens”
UNHCR welcomes the fact that Latvia’s Parliament has adopted legislative changes that will entitle children born after 1 January 2020 to parents who are considered “non-citizens” under the law to automatic Latvian citizenship at birth.
By bringing their expertise together, the two organisations aim to bring forward solid peace and conflict analysis with the view to better inform policies and strategic interventions on addressing root causes and supporting initiatives focused on solutions.
European States must step up their efforts to protect child refugees and migrants who arrive in Europe, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has urged.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, warned today that recent advances in the battle to end statelessness – a leading cause of human rights deprivation for millions of people worldwide – were being imperiled by a rise in damaging forms of nationalism.
A lawyer whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.
The latest UNHCR Northern Europe Fact Sheets provide a statistical overview concerning asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the region.
Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psycho-social support.
Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education
Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million – more than half – do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.
Now a widely known tradition, World Refugee Day is marked every year on 20 June in Rukla Refugee Reception center, with the support of UNHCR.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provides you with 10 important facts on refugees – for a fact-based discussion.
UNHCR together with partners in Estonia undertook a study to assess whether current law and practice regarding the provision of legal aid in Estonia are in line with regional and international standards.
For the past four years, restaurants around the world have opened their kitchens to refugee chefs during the Refugee Food Festival, and this year, the festival reached the Danish capital.