Sudan: Activists call to end suffering of stateless after South Sudan independence

Published: 12/Nov/2017
Source: Sudan Tribune

November 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese activists have launched a campaign to end the suffering of thousands of people that are denied the Sudanese nationality after the independence of South Sudan particularly those whose mothers are Sudanese.

After South Sudan independence in 2011, Sudanese authorities withdrew the nationality of South Sudanese that are born in Sudan. Also, those who are from a South Sudanese father have been arbitrarily deprived of nationality.

Sudanese activists told Sudan Tribune that the stateless people are not allowed to go to schools, to buy a house, to get married, to get a job or to move inside the country or abroad.

There are now 300 court cases against the Sudanese government on deprivation of nationality, according to Ihsan Abdel Aziz, a Sudanese activist member of the “I’m Sudanese” Initiative which monitors the situation of stateless children from Sudanese mothers.

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Sudan
Year: 2017