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October 16, 2009
Over 12 million people worldwide have no citizenship

Around the world, an estimated 12 million individuals lack nationality or citizenship in any nation. This means they have no legal right to a passport, employment, or housing.

These men, women and children are scattered across six continents and excluded from virtually all the benefits of nationality. From Rohingyas in Myanmar to Nubians in Kenya and Bidoon in Kuwait, stateless people live without the protection or recognition of a government.

The UNHCR and countless United Nations proclamations have tried to address this lingering problem.

Worldfocus’ project “Stateless to Statehood” examines the root causes of statelessness in the post-colonial period.

Click on the highlighted countries for more information, much of which was provided by Forced Migration Review and Refugees International.

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