Southern Africa: Discussion on UNHCR’s #iBelong Campaign to end Statelessness
Source: SABC News
Imagine not being able to vote in today’s by-elections, or get a driver’s licence or even open a bank account. Suppose you were considered not to ‘exist’ in your own country, being a person suspended in Statelessness? It’s estimated that over 137 million people in the Southern African region lack any form of identity and nationality documents. The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, launches its 6th anniversary of the iBelong Campaign, which among other things assists ‘stateless’ people to become documented. To discuss this were joined by Angele Dikongue-Atangana, who is the Deputy Director: Southern Africa, UNHCR and Sihle Collen Nxumalo, who was formerly stateless.