Episode 3 of the What’s Best for Children’s Nationality Podcast explores the situation in Lebanon, where childhood statelessness exists in a setting of forced migration and is linked with obstacles to the registration of births among children of refugees from Syria – leaving them without proof of their ties to their country of origin and at a risk of ending up without a nationality. Martin Clutterbuck from the Norwegian Refugee Council in this podcast talks about how legal counselling and assistance are employed to counter this.
The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion has partnered with UNICEF to produce this six-part podcast series, ‘What’s Best for Children’s Nationality’. The series aims to build knowledge around childhood statelessness and the right of every child to a nationality by exploring good practices in the field with examples, challenges and successes from real-life settings. You can share your questions and reflections on the issues raised using the hashtags #NationalityForChildren and/or #ForInclusiveSocieties and find us through our twitter handle @institute_si. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode was created in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in the Middle East, a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. With thanks to Martin Clutterbuck from NRC and to Maalini Ramalo from Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas in Malaysia (DHRRA Malaysia). Our special thanks also goes to Kholod and to Racha El Daoi and Mike Bruce from NRC for making those recordings.Support the show