Statelessness and displacement

NRC|Published 15. Apr 2016
As of 2015, nearly 2.5 million Syrian refugees were seeking protection abroad while an additional 6.5 million remain internally displaced within Syria. This report provides a preliminary analysis of how statelessness impacts displaced people, not just from Syria but throughout the world.

Analysis explores how stateless communities are often at risk of forced displacement, and then how forced displacement itself can increase risks of statelessness. Finally, the report examines how statelessness increases vulnerability in forced displacement contexts, and the extent to which this poses additional challenges.

This scoping paper was published by the Norwegian Refugee Council in conjunction with Tilburg University, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).