Ivorian orphan girls beat back statelessness

Published: 9/Avr/2019
Source: UNHCR

Seventeen-year-old Françoise et Christelle grew up together in an orphanage in northern Côte d’Ivoire, with no paperwork to prove their citizenship and no family to vouch for them. But a legal ruling, which follows years of campaigning by UNHCR and rights groups, is finally giving them an official identity, and a future.

Watch: https://www.unhcr.org/news/videos/2019/4/5cac645c4/ivorian-orphan-girls-beat-back-statelessness.html

Themes: Acquisition par les enfants, Apatridie
Regions: Cote d’Ivoire
Year: 2019