Statelessness

  • total population
    12 million[1] (2018, est.)
    regions with significant populations
    asia and the pacific1.582 million registered[2]
    africa715,089 registered[2]
    europe570,534 registered[2]
    middle east and north africa372,461 registered[2]
    americas2,460 registered[2]

    in international law, a stateless person is someone who is "not considered as a national by any state under the operation of its law".[3] some stateless people are also refugees. however, not all refugees are stateless, and many people who are stateless have never crossed an international border.[4] on 12 november 2018, united nations high commissioner for refugees warned there are about 12 million stateless people in the world.

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Total population
12 million[1] (2018, est.)
Regions with significant populations
Asia and the Pacific1.582 million registered[2]
Africa715,089 registered[2]
Europe570,534 registered[2]
Middle East and North Africa372,461 registered[2]
Americas2,460 registered[2]

In international law, a stateless person is someone who is "not considered as a national by any state under the operation of its law".[3] Some stateless people are also refugees. However, not all refugees are stateless, and many people who are stateless have never crossed an international border.[4] On 12 November 2018, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned there are about 12 million stateless people in the world.