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  • Liberia: UNHCR Wants End to Child Statelessness

    news All Africa, 04 Nov 2015 (4 years ago )
    By Bridgett Milton The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has stressed the need for urgent action against childhood statelessness. UNHCR says stateless children across the world share similar feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair. Speaking Tuesday in Monrovia at press con...
  • UNHCR and Government of Liberia Host Workshop on Statelessness

    news UNHCR, 30 Jan 2015 (5 years ago )
    UNHCR and Government of Liberia Host Workshop on Statelessness MONROVIA, 30 JAN 2015 — UNHCR and the Government of Liberia through the LRRRC will host a two-day training workshop on statelessness 3-4 February as part of a global push to end the problem worldwide within 10 years. UN High Comm...
  • UNHCR wants end to child statelessness

    news The New Dawn, 04 Nov 2015 (4 years ago )
    The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has stressed the need for urgent action against childhood statelessness. UNHCR says stateless children across the world share similar feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair. Speaking Tuesday in Monrovia at press conference, UNHCR Deputy ...
  • Liberian government grants nationality to former Liberian refugees at risk of statelessness

    news UNHCR, 04 Nov 2016 (3 years ago )
    “Identity document is important, identity document is life” To prevent former Liberian refugees in West Africa from becoming stateless, the Liberian government has been conducting re-assesment missions of those at risk of statelessness in countries where they have sought asylum. DAKAR, SENEGAL...
  • Thousands of West Africans gain identity documents, 1 million still stateless: U.N.

    news Reuters, 25 Feb 2016 (4 years ago )
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 20,000 people in West Africa have gained identity documents in the past year as part of a drive to eradicate statelessness, yet around one million in the region still have no nationality, the United Nations said on Thursday. Stateless people, sometim...
  • Fight against statelessness in West Africa

    news UNHCR, 02 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    Achievements were presented at the consultative conference in Abidjan ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE, 2 October 2015 (UNHCR) – The consultative conference on citizenship and statelessness in West Africa ended this week after two days of fruitful exchanges in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 28-30 September. Th...
  • House Reviews Launch of National ID Card System

    news Daily Observer, 22 Feb 2017 (3 years ago )
    The House of Representatives is reviewing the option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians. The House’s Committees on State Enterprise, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning have been tasked with seeking expert ...
  • Statelessness looms in Nigeria’s North-East, if…, says UNHCR Rep

    news The Vanguard, 07 May 2017 (3 years ago )
    Mrs Liz Ahua, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representative for West Africa, says massive displacement in Nigeria’s North-East zone poses great dangers of statelessness for victims. Ahua said this on Sunday in Banjul at the opening ceremony of a three-day ministeria...
  • L’éradication de l’apatridie en Afrique de l’ouest préoccupe la CEDEAO et le HCR

    news ECOWAS/CEDEAO, 08 May 2017 (3 years ago )
    Banjul, le 7 mai 2017. Le ministre gambien de l’Intérieur, Mai Ahmad Fatty, a invité les Etats membres de la Communauté économique des Etats d’Afrique de l’ouest (Cedeao) à tout mettre en œuvre pour éradiquer l’apatridie dans l’espace communautaire. M. Fatty a lancé cet appel, ce dimanche 7 mai 201...
  • West Africa Approves World’s First Action Plan to End Statelessness

    news News Deeply, 09 May 2017 (3 years ago )
    Officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), along with the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), have adopted the world’s first action plan to eradicate statelessness. Stateless people do not have citizenship in any country and often do not have access to work, education or heal...