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Right to Identity

Right to Identity

About 5% of births are officially recorded in Afghanistan. As a result, the majority of Afghan children have neither an official identity nor a nationality. They are invisible in the eyes of society.

This is particularly problematic for Afghan children who are refugees after having fled the war. In refugee camps located in Pakistan and Iran, the number of child refugees can be up to 1.5 million.  These children find their status illegal and thus they are not entitled to any sort of a civil right as a citizen in the country because they do not have an official legal existence.


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