April 06, 2015 | Guest | Tagged as: Statelessness
“We must not forget the millions of stateless people whose dreams of nationality will never come to fruition. They also need our help to enjoy basic human rights right now,” remarked UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres in 2007. Yet the international community often highly overlooks statelessness and the adverse implications of such status. While many individuals tend to take the legal acquisition of a nationality for granted, the acquirement of nationality can heavily dictate the quality of life for an individual.
March 31, 2015 | Alyssa Eisenstein | Tagged as: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East
Today, nearly 80 donor governments and 40 aid agencies are gathering in Kuwait for the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria. The conference aims to raise much-needed funds for the Syria Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).
March 27, 2015 | Dawn Calabia | Tagged as: Afghanistan, Humanitarian Response
Avalanches and flash floods played havoc on parts of Afghanistan last month, causing the deaths of over 285 villagers in Panjshir province. The snow and floods destroyed hundreds of homes and forced hundreds of families to turn to their neighbors and aid agencies for food, clothing, and shelter to survive.
March 24, 2015 | Refugees International | Tagged as: Congress, Kuwait, Myanmar, Syria, Statelessness
The following is Sarnata Reynolds’ testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the Human Rights of Stateless People on March 23, 2014.
March 20, 2015 | Sarnata Reynolds | Tagged as: Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Statelessness, Women & Children
“When we talk to people in the camps and cities, inside Syria and in Turkey, they say it’s ok if we don’t have enough food or health care, but it’s not ok if we don’t have education for our children.”