Stateless child born every 10 minutes, United Nations warns

A Syrian refugee girl, carrying a baby, begs for money on a sidewalk in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on October 24, 2015A stateless child is born every 10 minutes, the United Nations said, warning that the problem has intensified as the conflict in Syria has sparked a global migrant and refugee crisis. A new report by the UN refugee agency highlights the long-term consequences of statelessness for children such as being deprived of medical care, education and future access to employment. The problem is particularly severe among migrants and refugees affected by conflict, said the report, which is to be launched by UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

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