West Africa: Over 1 Million People Are Stateless in West Africa – United Nations
Source: Daily Trust
By Joshua Odeyemi
At least, one million people are stateless or at risk of being stateless in the West African region, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said on Tuesday. The UNHCR Deputy Representative in charge of protection, Madam Brigitte Mukanga -Eno, while speaking at the commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of the Abidjan Declaration on statelessness in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’s region, expressed concerns that more people will soon become stateless if actions were not urgently taken.