Egypt

  • Permalink Haytham and Mariam hold their children Ali and Fadwa. The family fled Hamah 3 years ago. Fadwa was born 7 months ago. The family struggles to pay $350 for an apartment in the North of Lebanon as there are little job opportunities. Haytham says that the tension between the refugees and host communities in increasing when it comes to livelihoods. Additionally, Lebanese employers are afraid to hire Syrian nationals due to government restrictions. The Norwegian Refugee Council is advising them on how to register his daughter Fadwa.Gallery

    Obstacles to Accessing Civil Registration and Identification: NRC’s Field Experiences with Displaced Persons

Obstacles to Accessing Civil Registration and Identification: NRC’s Field Experiences with Displaced Persons

by Fernando de Medina-Rosales

For more than two decades, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has assisted displaced persons to access civil registration and identification documents. During 2018, NRC assisted approximately 527,000 individuals worldwide with this issue. We provide information on rights, procedures and remedies; enable legal advice and representation before government entities; support women’s access to documentation; and, in some […]

  • Permalink Tegene Erke, 38 is a mother of four. She lives in Mecha woreda , Bachma kebele. Tegene is grateful for being able to have registration of birth for her daughter Alemtsehay Chekele , nine months old. Based on the proclamation on the registration of vital events and national identity card 760/2012, the Amhara region Vital Records Registration Agency was first established in 2016. The agency in the region is successful and has achieved milestones within a very short period of time. The region has become a role model for other regions in vital records registration. Source: UNICEF Ethiopia/2017/Michael Tsegaye, Flickr.Gallery

    Consular Protection, Legal Identity and Migrants’ Rights: Time for Convergence?

Consular Protection, Legal Identity and Migrants’ Rights: Time for Convergence?

by Stefanie Grant

The Global Compact on Migration is a timely reminder of the role of consuls in the protection of migrants’ rights: from issuing documents to arranging criminal defence.

Consuls have been largely invisible in discussions of migrants’ human rights. Their role in protecting nationals abroad has tended to be forgotten, with priority given to the development of migrant protection […]

  • Permalink Women train to be tailors at a UN Women-supported Action Aid Women Friendly Space in Balukhali Rohingya Refugee camp February 1, 2018 in Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Source: UN Women/Allison Joyce, FlickrGallery

    When Identity Documents and Registration Produce Exclusion: Lessons from Rohingya Experiences in Myanmar

When Identity Documents and Registration Produce Exclusion: Lessons from Rohingya Experiences in Myanmar

by Natalie Brinham

Rohingya oral histories tell of how their statelessness in Myanmar has been produced slowly over the past forty years. Rohingya were not stripped of their citizenship by the 1982 Citizenship law alone. Multiple mass state-directed expulsions to Bangladesh since 1978 physically removed Rohingya from their country and their legal status diminished on return. State practices relating to […]

  • Permalink Moldova issued a new stamp in 2011 to mark the 60th anniversary of UNHCR’s founding and the adoption of the UN Refugee Convention. Source: Wikimedia Commons.Gallery

    What is the Fuss over the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration?

What is the Fuss over the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration?

by Elspeth Guild

In September 2016 the UN adopted a resolution calling for the negotiation of two new-style UN agreements – a Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and one on Refugees (GCR). These Compacts were to enjoy a year of stock-taking and fact finding and then a year of negotiation. Both were adopted by the UN General […]

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    From Birth Registration to Confirmation of Citizenship: Is the UK process the model to aspire to?

From Birth Registration to Confirmation of Citizenship: Is the UK process the model to aspire to?

by Elan Schwarz and Brianna Gomez

Blog by Elan Schwarz and Brianna Gomez based on a presentation by Solange Valdez-Symonds (Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) at an LSE workshop on ‘Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa’ held on 1 March 2019.

Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Asylum seekers, refugees, and […]

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