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Mauritania Issues Birth Certificates for Malian Refugee Children

The U.N. refugee agency reports the Mauritanian Government is issuing birth certificates to thousands of Malian refugee children who were born in Mbera camp, conferring important legal protections upon them. Refugee children who lack a birth certificate more often than not are considered as stateless. They have no identity. Legally, they do not exist and are stripped of basic rights. The U.N. refugee agency welcomes the decision by the Mauritanian authorities to issue birth...

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