'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

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

14 Jan 2021

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

22 Dec 2020

UNHCR applauds Kenya's decision to resolve the statelessness of the Shona and other communities

14 Dec 2020

Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo

UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.

10 Dec 2020

Twin scourges COVID-19 and climate change threaten world's displaced and stateless

2 Dec 2020

75,000 children in Iran to gain nationality under new law

1 Dec 2020

'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