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Suffer the statelessness

Bihari woman, Bangladesh: Photo by Shafiur Rahman.

Since 2004, Refugees International has visited over a dozen countries to assess the situation of people who are stateless or at risk of statelessness. The organisation’s most recent report – Nationality rights for all: A progress report and global survey on statelessness – provides an updated global survey of statelessness in over eighty countries and assesses progress made since 2005.

Caught between a crocodile and a snake

Rohingya refugee child in Teknaf, Bangladesh: Photo by Tin Soe, Kaladan Press Network.

Originating from the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, most of the Rohingya refugees have been denied official refugee status by the government of Bangladesh. Out of the estimated 250,000 Rohingyas who fled Myanmar, only a paltry 28,000 men, women and children are officially recognised as refugees and eligible for basic support from UNHCR.

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