For Valentin, statelessness meant 'a lifetime proving I exist'
After a 12-year legal battle, a young man from North Macedonia has finally received a nationality and can start building the life he always dreamed of.
Stateless Rohingya continue to struggle for survival in Myanmar
Five years after 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh, and a decade after intercommunal violence rocked Rakhine State, those who remain live in a state of limbo.
UNHCR applauds Liberia for removing gender discrimination from its nationality law
The Nobel laureate who tackles themes of displacement, history and home
Abdulrazak Gurnah reflects on the isolation and hostility he had to face as a young man – and argues in favour of more humane attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers.
News comment: UNHCR's Grandi fears UK legislation will dramatically weaken refugee protection
UN Refugee Agency opposes UK plan to export asylum
UNHCR lauds Philippines' accession to 1961 statelessness convention
Stateless girl in Croatia dreams of having "papers"
Without documents proving her nationality, nine-year-old Medina risks being excluded from education, health care and travel.
Without documents, women at high risk of gender-based violence
UNHCR is advocating for women and girls in South Africa to acquire identity documents which can help reduce the risk of statelessness, and physical and psychological abuse.