There are 42.5 million refugees and internally displaced people.

Nationality is a fundamental human right, but statelessness affects millions of people worldwide.

Being stateless means having no legal protection or rights, inadequate access to social services, poor employment prospects, little opportunity to own property or travel, and few protections against trafficking, harassment, and violence. Statelessness can result from many factors such as political turmoil, ethnic discrimination, or a change in nationality laws.

Refugees International’s Statelessness Program assesses the problem of statelessness, increases recognition of the right to nationality, and promotes solutions to prevent and reduce statelessness. Efforts to end statelessness around the world are long overdue and RI works hard to offer real solutions.

Donate to help give people back their nationality and their life.

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