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UNHCR, civil society launch first regional network to address statelessness in east Africa

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UNHCR, civil society launch first regional network to address statelessness in east Africa

UNHCR, civil society launch first regional network to address statelessness in east Africa, 20 May 2022

URL: https://www.unhcr.org/afr/news/press/2022/5/628762ac4/unhcr-civil-society-launch-first-regional-network-to-address-statelessness.html
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency together with 15 civil society organizations from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Sudan, and Rwanda have launched the region’s first statelessness network, to advance ongoing efforts in eradicating statelessness in the region. Comprising human rights and paralegal aid organizations and other civil society actors working with minority communities, the coalition dubbed the ‘Eastern Africa Nationality Network’ seeks to collaborate on regional advocacy efforts toward ending the issue in the region. The network was launched at the Regional Statelessness Retreat for civil society actors held in Nairobi on 10 and 11 May 2022. Link to press release