UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for greater support for Afghan refugees in Tajikistan

18 Mar 2022

Performers with refugee backgrounds take Eurovision by storm

Singers with refugee backgrounds are representing Sweden and Russia at this year's contest, while a ballet dancer, based in the Netherlands, performed during an interval.

21 May 2021

'A whole new world has opened in front of me'

For 50,000 formerly stateless people in Uzbekistan, citizenship will unlock the door to foreign travel, the right to vote and allow them a new-found dignity.

20 Jan 2021

UNHCR welcomes Turkmenistan's decision to grant citizenship to 2,580 stateless people

22 Dec 2020

More progress on statelessness in Central Asia as Turkmenistan becomes latest country to champion universal birth registration

14 Aug 2020

UNHCR welcomes Tajikistan's new law tackling statelessness

30 Jan 2020

Once a dream, citizenship puts medical career within reach

University seemed like an impossible dream for 21-year-old Nazir, who was born stateless in Kyrgyzstan. Now he can finally study medicine.

8 Oct 2019

Intrepid lawyer achieves quest to eradicate statelessness in Kyrgyzstan

Heading out on foot, on horseback and in four-wheel drives, Azizbek Ashurov and his team of lawyers have helped Kyrgyzstan to end statelessness.

2 Oct 2019

Citizenship tastes sweet to Kyrgyzstan beekeeper

Abdusamat Saparov dreamed of being a beekeeper for over 20 years. But without a birth certificate or passport, it seemed impossible.

30 Sep 2019