South Sudan: Millions wait for proof that they are citizens of new nation

Published: 10/Jul/2012
Source: Guardian (London)

By Sarnata Reynolds, Refugees International

One year after South Sudan gained independence, many southerners are still waiting for the slips of paper that will prove they are citizens of the world’s newest nation and grant them access to employment, a bank account, justice before the courts and other crucial privileges. More than eight million people in South Sudan await proof of their nationality, while an additional half a million southerners still in Sudan are at a high risk of statelessness after being stripped of their Sudanese nationality in August 2011.

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Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports, State Succession, New States
Regions: East Africa, South Sudan
Year: 2012