Colombia has taken a major step in combatting statelessness by ensuring that children born in the country to Venezuelan parents can acquire Colombian nationality.
Government move to issue birth certificates to 600 children from Shona community hailed as an important protection measure and first step towards ending statelessness for the group.
In a breakthrough in the fight against statelessness, Kyrgyzstan has issued birth certificates and passports to the last stateless people in the country.
UNHCR is rushing additional aid to Bangladesh where the first monsoon rains have been affecting Cox’s Bazar district and the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees there.
Bangladesh, UNHCR agree on voluntary returns framework when Rohingya refugees decide conditions are right
UNHCR and the Government of Bangladesh have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding relating to voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive.
Canadian Louise Aubin has been with UNHCR for over 20 years and is leading UNHCR’s emergency response in Bangladesh where the organization is providing aid to more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees.