Today, there are 25,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Togo. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 65,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.
According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects up to 10 million people worldwide, over 1 million of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.
Ghanaweb, 30 Oct 2017
World Vision International in Ghana (WVG), in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), has refurbished the Upper East Regional Births and Deaths Registry, with automated equipment and office furniture to attain full registration coverage of infants. The new registry will no... Read more
newsghana, 19 Jul 2017
Participants at the just ended National Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability conference in Accra have lauded Ghana’s automated birth registration programme, an initiative between Tigo, UNICEF and the Ghana Births and Deaths Registry. Making a presentation to conference participants drawn f... Read more
GITMASTER, 18 Jul 2017
hen the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF in collaboration with the Bauchi state government and the National Population Commission, NPC, flagged off the massive birth registration campaign of children under the age of five years in the state, residents of communities heaved a sigh of relief that ... Read more
Daily Trust, 12 Jul 2017
The ongoing under five children registration exercise across the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State is recording a high turnout. Bauchi State state government, the European Union (EU) in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the National Population Commission (... Read more
global campagne for equal nationality right, 06 Jul 2017
The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights joyfully welcomes the passage of Sierra Leone’s amended Citizenship Act, which now guarantees women and men the equal right to confer nationality on children. With this critical reform, only 25 countries remain worldwide that deny women the ability to... Read more