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.