Those of us who are citizens of a country, we feel we have a stake in the country in which we live; we feel a profound sense of belonging to something greater than our individual selves.
But what is life like for persons who have no nationality, who are stateless? Without citizenship, often, even the most basic of rights – the rights to education, medical care, and employment – are denied to individuals who cannot prove a legal connection with a country.
Number of Stateless persons reportedto UNHCR, the true global figure is estimated to be significantly higher
Number of countries reporting on people coming under UnHCR’s statelessness mandate
Number of countries with known populations without reliable data
Stateless people in 24 countries acquired nationality during 2018
Estimated percentage of children in stateless persons population