Eradicating statelessness

Published: 25/Mar/2015
Source: Naija 247 News

United Nations (UN) describes statelessness as a situation in which an individual is not considered a national by any state under the operation of its laws.

It notes that such a person is said to be invisible, without an identity and deprived of his or her fundamental human rights.

According to it, more than 10 million people worldwide are in this situation with more than 750,000 of them found in West Africa.

The organisation admits that statelessness has a grave impact on the lives of individuals and a country’s stability.

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Themes: Apatridie
Regions: Afrique de l'Ouest, Nigeria
Year: 2015