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Chile applauded for commitment to tackling statelessness

Statelessness affects 10 million people globally, so Chile’s adoption of international accords that promote a fundamental right to nationality is an important step, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), said on Tuesday.

Without official nationality, people can face obstacles enrolling in school, seeking healthcare and getting married, as agency spokesperson William Spindler told Michelle Kusuma.