Globally, at least 1.5 million refugees are also affected by statelessness. Many more face the risk that they will be left without a nationality as a result of their displacement.
This part of the toolkit looks at the interaction between statelessness and displacement. It aims to help anyone working in the field of refugee assistance to learn more about what statelessness is and how it might be relevant to their work. Information is given about:
- What statelessness is, how it happens and why it is a concern
- How statelessness can be a cause, or a consequence, of displacement
- Which international standards can help to address statelessness
- Why it is important to have an understanding of statelessness when working on refugee issues – illustrated through short case study examples
On the nexus between statelessness and displacement:
On stateless refugees worldwide: