'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.
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.
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.
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.
Kyrgyzstan ends statelessness in historic first
UNHCR water project aids road safety in Kyrgyzstan
Peacebuilding programme brings standpipes to village where children risked their lives crossing a busy highway on a daily trek to fetch water
UNHCR chief welcomes regional commitments in Central Asia to protect migrant and asylum-seeker rights
Southern Kyrgyzstan needs continued support - UNHCR
Statelessness: Breaking the cycle in Kyrgyzstan
On paper, they do not exist. In reality, they struggle daily for their basic rights because they do not have a nationality, as generations of stateless people in Kyrgyzstan can attest.