New Ethiopia policy helps refugees legally document life events

Published: 3/Nov/2017
Source: UNHCR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ariat Ochocka Odulla cradles her 18-day-old baby, Angakuny in her arms. Too young to understand what life has in store for him, he is one of the first refugees in Ethiopia’s long history of hosting refugees to receive a birth certificate. Lacking this crucial document for herself and other children, Ariat has experienced first-hand how hard it can be to access basic services as a refugee in Addis Ababa.

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