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Around 45000 Iraqi children arent recognised citizens – report

first_imgTom Peyre-Costa/NRCTom Peyre-Costa/NRC Around 45,000 Iraqi children in camps risk becoming stateless, a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council warns.In the report entitled, ‘Barriers from Birth’ NRC says that there are children which could face complete exclusion in future Iraqi society, because they either do not have valid documentation or no documentation at all.A key finding of its report showed that children born under the rule of Islamic State, were issued with birth certificates which are not considered valid in the post-IS Iraq and it is ‘nearly impossible’ to legitimate documentation. This takes at best between 6 months and 2 years, NRC explains.Added to this is the number who, owing to the instability and displacement of the conflict, fled their homes without their documents. While there are understood to be around 80,000 households with family members missing IDs, the number of children affected could be higher and set to increase with the repatriation of Iraqis from Syria.Credit: Norwegian Refugee CouncilAccording to NRC, there are expected to be over 30,000 returning Iraqis, 90% being women and children who are suspected of having connection to IS fighters.Worst still, without the valid documentation the NRC says that the children are at risk of losing access to key services like education, medical care and vaccinations. Later in life, this impacts their ability to work, get married our own property.‘We face a possible human time-bomb. Allowing these children to have an education, healthcare, simply the right to exist, is key to ensuring a sustainable future for them and for the country,’ Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.A tragically missed opportunityThis is just one of the conflict zones in which NRC provides humanitarian support and is vocal on the conditions for displaced people. Recently, Newsbook.com.mt spoke with NRC’s Middle East Media Adviser Karl Schembri about the situation in Yemen and the US President’s decision not to end military support for the Saudi-led coalition.Watch: Trump’s Yemen veto, ‘tragically missed opportunity’ – SchembriSchembri has also explained in graphic detail the conditions on the ground for the Yemeni people and the ability for NRC and others, to provide humanitarian assistance.‘Yemen is a difficult country to navigate’ – Karl SchembriCredit: Tom Peyre-Costa/NRCIraqi government must act immediatelyNRC’s position is to call on the Iraqi government to act immediately to provide the documentation that will ensure that undocumented children become recognised citizens.‘Undocumented children risk remaining left on the margins of society if this issue is not addressed immediately. This seriously undermines future prospects of reconciliation efforts,” Egeland added. “We urge the government to ensure that undocumented children have the right to exist like any other Iraqi citizen.’The full report can be accessed here: WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more