We Are Like “Stray Animals”: Thousands living on the margins due to statelessness in Zimbabwe

Published: 16/Apr/2021
Source: Amnesty International

Hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the misery of statelessness in Zimbabwe have been forced to the margins of society, and struggle to access education, healthcare and housing, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The organization interviewed descendants of migrant workers who settled in Zimbabwe pre-independence, as well as survivors of the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s; two groups locked out of citizenship by a cruel combination of discrimination and bureaucracy.

Download press release: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/04/zimbabwe-statelessness-crisis-traps-hundreds-of-thousands-in-limbo/

Download report: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AFR4639322021ENGLISH.pdf

Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, Naturalisation and Marriage, ID Documents and Passports, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Zimbabwe