A Day in the Life of UNHCR Protection Officer in Cote d’Ivoire

Published: 30/Nov/2016
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Extract from Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion Bulletin for November 2016

Interview with Laura Parker

Can you give us a short description of the type of work you do?

I plan and coordinate statelessness activities for UNHCR in Côte d’Ivoire, which is thought to have the second largest population of stateless persons and persons at risk of statelessness in the world. Nationality and identity issues were at the root of the conflict here, so addressing this is part of wider peace-building efforts. I work in a small team of four dedicated statelessness staff, with focal points in our field offices in Guiglo and Tabou in the West of the country as well.

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Themes: Apatridie
Regions: Cote d’Ivoire
Year: 2016