Nigeria: Statelessness: UNHCR, others issue birth certificates to 970 Durumi, Kuchingoro IDPs

Published: 18/Aug/2021
Source: The Sun Nigeria (Lagos)

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

In order to avoid a stateless situation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria, has issued birth certificates to under 17 children in New Kuchingoro and Durumi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Abuja.

The registration which kicked off on Tuesday in partnership with the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), witnessed the registration of 370 children at the New Kuchingoro IDPs Camp, while 600 were registered yesterday in Durumi.

In his remarks, the Deputy Representative, UNHCR Nigeria, John Mckissick, said the initiative was a great one that on the 60th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on Reduction of Statelessness, they were in Abuja registering children who were at risk of statelessness by giving them a birth registration document.

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Themes: Birth Registration
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021