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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update (May 2021)

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    An update on UNHCR operations in DRC and activities covering the month of May 2021
    Publish date: 24 June 2021 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update (April 2021)

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    An update on UNHCR operations in DRC and activities covering the month of April 2021
    Publish date: 27 May 2021 (2 months ago)
    Create date: 27 May 2021 (2 months ago)
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    Déplacement, Apatridie & Solutions: Étude Régionale

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    Overview Sheet étude régionale: Déplacement, Apatridie & Solutions
    Publish date: 30 April 2021 (2 months ago)
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    Media Statement with ICGLR on Statelessness 11-11-2020-ENGLISH version

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    11 November 2020 - The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) have taken a significant step toward eradicating statelessness within the Great Lakes Region as UNHCR marks the 6th an...
    Publish date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    Protracted Displacement, Statelessness and Durable Solutions Regional Study Overview Sheet

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    Overview Sheet of Regional Study on Protracted Displacement, Statelessness and Durable Solutions
    Publish date: 19 April 2021 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 19 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    Citizenship and Statelessness in the Member States of the Southern African Development Community

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    Citizenship and Statelessness in the Member States of the Southern African Development Community
    Publish date: 31 December 2020 (6 months ago)
    Create date: 10 February 2021 (5 months ago)
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    ICGLR sur l'apatridie: déclaration des médias

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    La ICGLR, avec le soutien du HCR, fait un pas significatif vers l'éradication de l'apatridie dans la région des Grands Lacs
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    ICGLR on statelessness: Media statement- Arabic

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    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 20 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    A Study of Statelessness in South Sudan, UNHCR, 2017

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    A Study of Statelessness in South Sudan, UNHCR, 2017
    Publish date: 29 May 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 30 May 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Citizenship Law in Africa: A Comparative Study

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    3rd edition (2016)
    Publish date: 1 January 2016 (5 years ago)
    Create date: 19 April 2018 (3 years ago)
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    The Right to Nationality in Africa

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    African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
    Publish date: 1 January 2015 (6 years ago)
    Create date: 26 March 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Le droit à la nationalité en Afrique

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    Commission Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples
    Publish date: 1 January 2015 (6 years ago)
    Create date: 26 March 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Les lois sur la nationalité en Afrique : Une étude comparée

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    2eme edition (2010)
    Publish date: 1 January 2010 (11 years ago)
    Create date: 19 April 2018 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR Chad Factsheet August 2018

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    UNHCR Key Facts & Updates as of August 31 2018
    Publish date: 25 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 25 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    HCR RDC - Résultats du profilage des expulsés d’Angola au 28 juin 2019

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    Résultats du profilage des expulsés d’Angola en RDC, au 28 juin 2019.
    Publish date: 28 June 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 7 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 21 May 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 21 May 2019.
    Publish date: 21 May 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 23 May 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 7 May 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 7 May 2019.
    Publish date: 7 May 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 23 May 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 30 April 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 30 April 2019.
    Publish date: 30 April 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 9 May 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 2 April 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 2 April 2019.
    Publish date: 4 April 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 20 March 2019

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    Funding update for the DRC as of 20 March 2019.
    Publish date: 20 March 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 3 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 25 February 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 25 February 2019.
    Publish date: 25 February 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 3 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 6 February 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 6 February 2019.
    Publish date: 6 February 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 3 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Funding Update - 22 January 2019

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    Funding update on UNHCR's operations in DRC, as of 22 January 2019.
    Publish date: 22 January 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 3 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR DRC At A Glance - June 2019

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    A map of UNHCR in DRC as of 30 June 2019.
    Publish date: 30 June 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 22 July 2019 (2 years ago)
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    ICGLR sur l'apatridie: déclaration des médias

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    La ICGLR, avec le soutien du HCR, fait un pas significatif vers l'éradication de l'apatridie dans la région des Grands Lacs
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    ICGLR on statelessness: Media statement- Arabic

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    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 20 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    ICGLR sobre apatridia: declaração à mídia

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    O ICGLR, com o apoio do ACNUR, dá um passo significativo para a erradicação da apatridia na região dos Grandes Lagos
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    ICGLR on statelessness: Media statement

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    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Media Statement with ICGLR on Statelessness 11-11-2020-ENGLISH version

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    11 November 2020 - The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) have taken a significant step toward eradicating statelessness within the Great Lakes Region as UNHCR marks the 6th an...
    Publish date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    ICGLR sobre apatridia: declaração à mídia

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    O ICGLR, com o apoio do ACNUR, dá um passo significativo para a erradicação da apatridia na região dos Grandes Lagos
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    ICGLR sur l'apatridie: déclaration des médias

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    La ICGLR, avec le soutien du HCR, fait un pas significatif vers l'éradication de l'apatridie dans la région des Grands Lacs
    Publish date: 11 November 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 21 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE: Les Etats membres de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) et Etats partenaires concluen...

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    Communiqué de presse conjoint CEMAC-HCR
    Publish date: 13 December 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 20 December 2018 (2 years ago)
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    PRESS RELEASE: New Report Warns Large Population in East Africa At Risk of Statelessness

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    UNHCR Press Release
    Publish date: 23 November 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 23 November 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Os Estados-Membros da CIRGL terminaram o 1o Workshop Regional sobre a Erradicação da Apatridia na Região dos Grandes Lagos

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    Comunicado de Imprensa Conjunto
    Publish date: 1 May 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 23 May 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Les Etats membres de la CIRGL concluent leur premier atelier régional sur l'éradication de l'apatridie

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    Communiqué de presse conjoint CIRGL - HCR
    Publish date: 1 May 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 23 May 2018 (3 years ago)
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    ICGLR Member States conclude first regional workshop on the eradication of statelessness

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    Joint ICGLR - UNHCR Press Release
    Publish date: 1 May 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 23 May 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Citizenship and Statelessness in the Member States of the Southern African Development Community

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    Citizenship and Statelessness in the Member States of the Southern African Development Community
    Publish date: 31 December 2020 (6 months ago)
    Create date: 10 February 2021 (5 months ago)
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    Statelessness and Citizenship in the East African Community

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    A Study by Bronwen Manby for UNHCR
    Publish date: 30 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 14 November 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Apatridie et Nationalité dans la Communauté de l’Afrique de l’Est

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    Une étude de Bronwen Manby pour l’UNHCR
    Publish date: 30 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 10 April 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Observation Générale sur l’Article 6 de la Charte Africaine des Droits et du Bien-être de l’Enfant, Comité Africain d’Experts sur les Droits...

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    Comité Africain d’Experts sur les Droits et le Bien-être de l’Enfant
    Publish date: 1 January 2014 (7 years ago)
    Create date: 26 March 2018 (3 years ago)
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    General Comment No. 2 on Article 6 of the ACRWC: "The Right to a Name, Registration at Birth, and to Acquire a Nationality," African Committ...

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    The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
    Publish date: 1 January 2014 (7 years ago)
    Create date: 26 March 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Déplacement, Apatridie & Solutions: Étude Régionale

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    Overview Sheet étude régionale: Déplacement, Apatridie & Solutions
    Publish date: 30 April 2021 (2 months ago)
    Create date: 30 April 2021 (2 months ago)
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    Protracted Displacement, Statelessness and Durable Solutions Regional Study Overview Sheet

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    Overview Sheet of Regional Study on Protracted Displacement, Statelessness and Durable Solutions
    Publish date: 19 April 2021 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 19 April 2021 (3 months ago)
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    A community-based practitioner's guide to documenting citizenship and other forms of legal identity

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    Guidance on paralegal assistance and data-driven advocacy for accessing civil status and nationality documentation
    Publish date: 27 June 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 16 August 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Global Action Plan to End Statelessness

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    UNHCR
    Publish date: 30 November 2014 (6 years ago)
    Create date: 21 February 2017 (4 years ago)
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    Plan d'Action global visant à mettre fin à l'apatridie

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    UNHCR
    Publish date: 30 November 2014 (6 years ago)
    Create date: 21 February 2017 (4 years ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update (May 2021)

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    An update on UNHCR operations in DRC and activities covering the month of May 2021
    Publish date: 24 June 2021 (1 month ago)
    Create date: 24 June 2021 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update (April 2021)

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    An update on UNHCR operations in DRC and activities covering the month of April 2021
    Publish date: 27 May 2021 (2 months ago)
    Create date: 27 May 2021 (2 months ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update - July 2019

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    An update on UNHCR's operations in the DRC
    Publish date: 31 July 2019 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 26 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    HCR RDC Mise à Jour Opérationnelle - Juin 2019

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    Une mise à jour sur les opérations du HCR en RDC.
    Publish date: 30 June 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 7 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update - June 2019

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    An update on UNHCR's operations in the DRC
    Publish date: 30 June 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 7 August 2019 (1 year ago)
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    HCR RDC Mise à Jour Opérationnelle - Avril 2019

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    Une mise à jour sur les opérations du HCR en RDC.
    Publish date: 30 April 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 14 June 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Update-DRC Situation-July 2019

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    An update on the situation of DRC refugees and UNHCR’s operations in the region.
    Publish date: 31 July 2019 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 9 September 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Atlas of the stateless

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    Atlas of the stateless
    Publish date: 31 October 2020 (8 months ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Consolidated Action Plan of ICGLR on the eradication of statelessness in the Great Lakes (2017-2024) -Arabic version

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    يعاني ملايين الأشخاص عالمياً من حالة إنعدام الجنسية أو يواجهون خطر التعرض لها ، بمن فيهم كثيرون بمنطقة البحيرات العظمى ، مما يحرمهم من التمتع بكامل حقوقهم الإنسانية. وتُعد الثغرات الموجودة بالقوانين و...
    Publish date: 17 January 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Plano de Acção Consolidado da CIRGL sobre a erradicação da apatridia dos Grandes Lagos ( 2017-2024) - versão Portuguesa

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    A escala mundial, há milhares de pessoas incluindo um número significativo de indivíduos na região dos Grandes Lagos que são apátridas ou em risco de apatridia o que não os permite gozarem plenamente ...
    Publish date: 17 January 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Plan d’Action Consolidé de la CIRGL sur l’éradication de l’apatridie dans les Grands Lacs ( 2017-2024) – version en français

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    A l’échelle mondiale, plusieurs millions de personnes, y compris un nombre significatif d’individus dans la région des Grands Lacs sont apatrides ou sont à risque d’apatridie. Ces derniers ne peuvent ...
    Publish date: 10 January 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 12 November 2020 (8 months ago)
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    UNHCR DRC - Protection Strategy for IDP Response in DRC

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    UNHCR protection strategy for Internally Displaced Persons response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Publish date: 11 July 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 25 July 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Initiative de N’Djaména pour l’éradication de l’apatridie en Afrique centrale

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    Initiative lancée à N’Djaména à l’occasion de l’atelier régional sur l’apatridie organisé par la Commission de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC), avec l’appui du Haut...
    Publish date: 12 December 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 14 December 2018 (2 years ago)
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    N’Djamena Initiative on the Eradication of Statelessness in Central Africa

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    Initiative agreed in N’Djaména at the regional statelessness workshop organised by the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), with the support of the United Nations High Commission...
    Publish date: 12 December 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 27 December 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Iniciativa de Yamena para la erradicación de la apatridia en África central

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    Iniciativa lanzada en Yamena con ocasión del taller regional sobre apatridia organizado por la Comisión de la Comunidad Económica y Monetaria de África Central (CEMAC) con el apoyo del Alto Comisionad...
    Publish date: 12 December 2018 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 31 December 2018 (2 years ago)
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    A community-based practitioner's guide to documenting citizenship and other forms of legal identity

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    Guidance on paralegal assistance and data-driven advocacy for accessing civil status and nationality documentation
    Publish date: 27 June 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 16 August 2018 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update - May 2019

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    An update on UNHCR's operations in the DRC
    Publish date: 31 May 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 8 July 2019 (2 years ago)
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    HCR RDC Mise à Jour Opérationnelle - Mai 2019

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    Une mise à jour sur les opérations du HCR en RDC.
    Publish date: 31 May 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 8 July 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR DRC Operational Update - December 2018

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    An update on UNHCR's operations in the DRC
    Publish date: 29 January 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 29 January 2019 (2 years ago)
  • Regional Statelessness Event
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    QUICK GUIDES; RESEARCHING STATELESSNESS
    Series of six quick guides on researching on statelessness
    Pemba community cries for recognition
    The happiness of life is being able to be recognized as a citizen of a country. But for hundreds of members of the Pemba community that has been a nightmare, at least in Kenya. For many years, members of the community whose population is estimated at more than 8,000 and are scattered across Lamu, Kilifi, Mombasa, and Kwale counties, life has been miserable. Their main economic activity is deep-sea fishing and they contribute immensely to the country’s income from the sea.
    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    La #Commission de la #CEMAC et le #HCR, l’Agence des Nations-Unies pour les Réfugiés organisent du 11 au 12 décembre 2018 à N’Djamena, un atelier régional sur l'éradication de l'apatridie et l'accès à la documentation pour tous dans la sous-région CEMAC
    Meeting of the Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, 29 October - 3 November 2018, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
    Civil Society Resources
    Nubian Community in Kenya v. Kenya
    Children of Nubian Descent in Kenya v. Kenya
    Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative (en français)
    Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative
    UNHCR
    High Level Segment on Statelessness
    Dedicated website on HLS with specific tools.
    Ending Statelessness
    UNHCR
    UNHCR multimedia
    UNHCR helps document internally displaced people at risk of statelessness
    Preventing statelessness in South Sudan
    « J’ai l’impression de renaître» : la citoyenneté apporte un nouvel espoir à une minorité apatride au Kenya
    ‘I feel like I am born again’: citizenship brings hope to stateless minority in Kenya
    Stateless people know where they belong
    Kenya’s stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers
    Birth registration drive combats statelessness among Kenya’s coastal Pemba community
    The Makonde: From statelessness to citizenship in Kenya
    The Shona: A stateless community in Kenya yearning to gain citizenship
    Birth registration: the first step in ending statelessness
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    Human and child rights advocates benefit from online course on ending child statelessness

    UNHCR Regional Bureau, Nairobi, Caroline Opile, opile@unhcr.org, 12 Feb 2021

    <p style="font-size:160%;">UNHCR teams up with the African Committee on Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to help eradicate childhood statelessness through an online course.</p> By Caroline Opile in Nairobi, Kenya | 12 February 2021 <div><a href="https://www.unhcr.org/X65" class... Read more

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    The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region

    UNHCR Regional Bureau, Nairobi, Benedicte Voos, voos@unhcr.org, +254 742 983 739, 11 Nov 2020

    The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) have taken a significant step toward eradicating statelessness within the Great Lakes Region as UNHCR marks the 6th anniversary of the Global Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024. During the Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee meeti... Read more

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    Glimmer of hope for the Shona community living in Kenya

    UNHCR Kenya, 25 Apr 2019

    A ministerial conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region was held in Nairobi from 16-18 April 2019, with participants drawn from 12 Member States from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The event that was co-organised by Government of Kenya’... Read more

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    Eradication de l'apatridie: validation sous peu du plan national 2019-2024

    Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale, 28 Jan 2019

    Le document sera bientôt entériné par le Congo et l’agence pays du Haut-commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR). L’adoption du plan national 2019-2024 pour l'éradication de l'apatridie va traduire la volonté du gouvernement congolais à poursuivre ses efforts déjà accomplis et à re... Read more

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    Congo-ONU : le système des Nations unies veut que l’Etat accélère l’enregistrement des naissances

    Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale, 10 Jan 2019

    La représentante de l’Unicef au Congo, Micaela Marques de Sousa, a renouvelé, du 9 au 10 janvier à Brazzaville, leur engagement à accompagner le gouvernement dans la mise en œuvre des stratégies d’accélération d’enregistrement de naissances à l’échelle nationale. Le fonctionnaire onusien a réaffi... Read more