Statelessness – an underestimated problem

Published: 4/Dec/2014
Source: All Africa

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has taken a right step by embarking on a series of seminars to raise the awareness of various stakeholders in The Gambia on the issue of statelessness.

The seminars offer an opportunity for the participants to identify and study the problems of statelessness in West Africa and Africa at large.

Stateless people are people who are not considered as nationals of any state in the world.Stateless people are different from refugees – those people that fled their country of nationality due to war, political instability, or for some other reasons.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: West Africa, Gambia
Year: 2014