United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
Selected media campaigns and press releases
Millions Are Stateless, Living in Legal Limbo

What do Albert Einstein, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, cellist/conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Elie Wiesel, both Nobel laureates in literature, have in common?

All had been stateless during part of their lives.

Up to 12 million people in the world are stateless. While their families may have lived for generations in a particular country, on paper they don’t exist anywhere. They are people without a nationality.

Media Reach: global audience of 525 million