In 2019, the UN Refugee Agency reported more than 4 million stateless people worldwide. But what is statelessness? What are its consequences?
Stateless individuals are people deprived of a citizenship and its benefits. As such, many lack full access to services.
In Jamaica, statelessness specifically affects children born to Cuban parents.
A new statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gives people without identity documents the right to work, study and access healthcare.
Lawyer Azizbek Ashurov spent over a decade helping the Kyrgyz Republic to resolve all known cases of statelessness in a historic first.
On the sixth anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi called on world leaders to make bold and swift moves to eradicate statelessness.
During the pandemic, millions of stateless people are struggling to access healthcare and other basic services because they lack identity documents.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
Niba, Gul, Yoel don’t have a place to call home. They are three of the millions of stateless people deprived from a national identity due to their ethnicity, religion, gender or bloodline.
During the 75th Annual UN General Assembly, UNHCR and partners called for reform of nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender.
UNHCR and other humanitarian actors are under increasing strain from a combination of simultaneous major new conflicts and unresolved old ones.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on countries to do more to prevent forced displacement, address its root causes and support solutions for those affected.
This World Refugee Day the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people has exceeded 50 million people for the first time since World War II.
New report shows war, violence and persecution have uprooted more people around the world than at any time in the history of UNHCR.
The central Sahel is facing one of the world's fastest growing displacement crises. More than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee and at least 13.4 million need humanitarian assistance.
UNHCR is offering to help move hundreds of people from Sudan to newly independent South Sudan, where they will build new lives.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie appeared in front of the UN Security Council to raise awareness on the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria.
This year’s laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award is a Colombian educator who has spent more than 20 years rescuing sexually exploited and trafficked children, many of them refugees.