“This is our home”: Stateless minorities and their search for citizenship

Published: 3/Nov/2017
Source: UNHCR

Millions of people around the world are without nationality. Many of them belong to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority in the country where they have often lived for generations.

This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognized as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.

  1. Key findings 
  2. The Karana of Madagascar
  3. The Roma and other ethnic minorities of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  4. The Pemba of Kenya
  5. The Makonde of Kenya

Download full report: http://www.unhcr.org/ibelong/stateless-minorities/

Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya, Madagascar, International
Year: 2017