In a historic first, Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees

Published: 27/Oct/2017
Source: UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the launch of civil registration for refugees in Ethiopia. Starting today, all refugees in the country will be able to register their vital life events, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, directly with national authorities. This is a historic first and a ground-breaking development for refugee protection in Ethiopia, not previously realized over decades.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Ethiopia
Year: 2017