Isolation and Rootlessness
Today, 153 million children are orphaned throughout the world. This fact leads to tragic consequences on children’s development and rights.
Each year, millions of people flee their homes either willingly or by force because of armed conflict, violent situations, persecution, violations of human rights or natural disasters.
Each year around the globe, many children disappear without being found. Runaways, abductions by parents or by other, these acts are difficult to prevent and have dire consequences on the children that are subject to it.
The first condition in which stateless children find themselves is that of invisibility. Around 237 million of children under the age of 5 worldwide currently do not have a birth certificate and are at risk of statelessness.
The International Convention on the Rights of the Child gives all children the right to a family. The right to a family allows children to be connected to their history, and it offers a protective perimeter against violation of their rights.