What is statelessness?
To be stateless is not to be recognised as a national by any country in the world. Caused by state succession, gaps in nationality laws, discrimination, displacement, and nationality stripping, statelessness has devastating impact on access to rights, safety and belonging. In Europe many stateless refugees are finding it difficult to get the protection they need.
Europe's duty to protect stateless people
A growing coalition of over 75 organisations is calling on European governments and the European Union to provide the full rights and support owed to stateless refugees
“It’s simply inhumane to let people get stuck in a limbo for years […] just because the asylum system has gaps.”