Birth certificate: a vital document many Liberians have never heard of

Published: 8/Août/2016
Source: The Guardian (UK)

Mary Twachekwa, 52, had no idea she needed a birth certificate to get a passport.

“I have been asked to attend a church conference in America. I went to apply for a passport and they asked for my birth certificate. It was the first time I knew about the need for one.”

Twachekwa is waiting in a queue that snakes past rows of plastic chairs and spills out into the corridor at Monrovia’s bureau of statistics in the hope of getting her birth registered.

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Themes: Pièces d'identité, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Libéria, Afrique de l'Ouest
Year: 2016