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Thailand Grants Nationality to 18,770 Stateless People Over 3 Years

Thailand, which has one of the world's largest stateless populations, has granted nationality to just over 18,770 stateless people in the past three years, 4.2 percent of its total, U.N. officials announced Tuesday. "These figures ... really show the potential for ending statelessness in Thailand," said Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, the representative in Thailand for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. With 443,862 people still recorded as stateless as of October, the...

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