Ivorian orphan girls beat back statelessness

Ivorian orphan girls beat back statelessness

Seventeen-year-old Françoise et Christelle grew up together in an orphanage in northern Côte d'Ivoire, with no paperwork to prove their citizenship and no family to vouch for them. But a legal ruling, which follows years of campaigning by UNHCR and rights groups, is finally giving them an official identity, and a future.