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Story Publication logo November 18, 2019

Stateless Children Born in Colombia Given Citizenship

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Venezuelan mothers wait to vaccinate their babies at a humanitarian clinic in La Parada, Cucuta, Colombia. Many new mothers regularly make the journey to Colombia to seek medical treatment. Image by Mariana Rivas. Colombia, 2019.
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This project seeks to shine a light on families that choose to start over. The dynamics of...

Venezuelan migrant mothers are now able to give their children Colombian citizenship. Image by Mariana Rivas. Colombia, 2019.
Venezuelan migrant mothers are now able to give their children Colombian citizenship. Image by Mariana Rivas. Colombia, 2019.

The Colombian government's decision to grant an approximate 24,000 stateless babies citizenship in August has differed from other countries' responses in the region. Now Venezuelan migrant families look to this resolution for an opportunity.

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