Stateless people in Ivory Coast
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UNHCR seeks to end statelessness - 15 seconds

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is to launch a campaign to end statelessness worldwide within 10 years.

It estimates that at least 10 million people are currently stateless, having neither nationality nor passport.

This can lead to denial of their access to medical care, education and political rights, such as voting.

The UNHCR wants to end this by getting countries to grant nationality to stateless children and offer citizenship to ethnic minorities.

See the story in 15 seconds.

  • 04 Nov 2014
  • From the section Africa
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