'It was a very emotional moment … I felt that now I definitely exist'

After a lifetime of statelessness, Linda finally gained Russian citizenship in 2018. But hundreds of thousands of others across Europe still struggle to attain that basic right.

18 Nov 2020

'I want all Shona women to see that they can be anything they want'

Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.

11 Nov 2020

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

UNHCR's #IBelong Campaign, to end statelessness by 2024, Filippo Grandi calls for protection of stateless populations as COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide.

11 Nov 2020

World Cities Day: Cities lead the way in protecting forcibly displaced against impact of COVID-19

31 Oct 2020

Maintain aid levels to save lives and protect the vulnerable, UN refugee chief

During the pandemic, sustaining aid will mitigate marginalization that will be more costly to address later, Filippo Grandi tells high-level meeting.

5 Oct 2020

Time for all nationality laws to uphold women and men's equality, says UN and civil society leaders.

23 Sep 2020

UNHCR welcomes Dominican Republic move on citizenship

23 Sep 2020

Côte d'Ivoire adopts Africa's first legal process to identify and protect stateless people

4 Sep 2020

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

14 Aug 2020