Urgent action needed to address child statelessness

Urgent action needed to address child statelessness

Nov 3 (UNHCR) – Thirteen-year-old Joe Hullman dreams of playing baseball in his native Dominican Republic. But because he has no birth certificate or identity papers, he scavenges instead for scrap metal at the San Pedro de Macoris municipal dump. Half a world away in...
The Kids Foraging for a Future

The Kids Foraging for a Future

Joe Hullman looks you in the eye and speaks in Spanish with a calm authority that belies his 13 years. “I am on vacation,” he says, referring to his school’s summer break, before stepping over the carcass of an unidentifiable animal and using a stick to poke and prod...
Abandoned at Sea

Abandoned at Sea

In May of this year, at least 5,000 refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh found themselves stranded at sea when the people smugglers and ship crews who had promised to take them to Malaysia abandoned them en masse in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea....
The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is sitting in a computer room at a bustling Women’s Centre when I arrive, using her own...
An Old Conflict Causes New Wounds in Iraq

An Old Conflict Causes New Wounds in Iraq

Asam thought he had lost everything that mattered when his family fled their home in Sinjar, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, during an attack in August 2014. But just a few months after finding shelter in Amadi, an idyllic town perched atop a mountain in Dohuk...

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