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Stronger efforts are needed to resolve the plight of those who lack a nationality, urged UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today on the 8th anniversary of UNHCR’s global #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness.

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visits a hair salon started by Elodie Guei Sahe, who fled Côte d’Ivoire in 2011. She returned to her hometown, Bably-Vaya village, in 2020 and opened her salon with help from UNHCR. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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