Civil registration and identity documentation (ID) can lower the barriers and risks that refugees face. Birth registration provides proof of a child’s name, place of birth and identity of parents. This enables the child to claim proof of nationality and thus access their rights. Proof of age, identity and nationality facilitates freedom of movement, access to essential services, and social protection. ID was the most urgent need of over half of refugees surveyed in Niger and Togo, who valued it above food, healthcare, transport, and shelter. Unfortunately, refugees often find themselves without civil registration and identity documents.
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