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mobilization of Biram Dah Abeid against stateless persons

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                A quarter of the Mauritanian population is still without civil status.  A situation that continues and that deplores the parliamentarian and human rights activist, president of the abolitionist movement (IRA-Mauritania).  Biram Dah Abeid called on the authorities on Monday March 29 to put an end to " <em>statelessness of these Mauritanians in their own country</em> ".  He went to an enrollment center in Nouakchott to provide support to undocumented migrants.

                                    <p><em>With our correspondent in Nouakchott</em>,<strong> Salem Mejbour</strong>

The Teyarett enrollment center, located north of Nouakchott, is too small to accommodate the hundreds of Mauritanians who have come to register. Because without civil status documents, they are deprived of travel and employment and their children cannot attend school.

« Many patients who come to hospitals in Mauritania cannot benefit from free national care, because they do not have a civil status document. Many Mauritanian citizens cannot travel to earn a living and try their luck, because they lack civil status documents », Explains activist and politician Biram Dah Abeid.

Family census

This is the case of Youba who comes from Adel Bagrou, a town in the extreme east of Mauritania near the border with Mali: “ I have no civil status paper. I came here to be enlisted to obtain these documents. But when I got here, I was told to go back to Adel Bagrou. I came, with my father, my mother, my wife, my four children, but there is still no solution. You come today, we tell you come back tomorrow. And so on. »

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Within the National Agency for Populations and Secured Titles, it is stated that the census is inclusive for any Mauritanian who comes with his family. ” A Mauritanian is a Mauritanian, because he has parents, because he has cousins ​​in Mauritania, because he has family in Mauritania. So that means that he cannot say: I am Mauritanian, I have no connection. I have no father or mother, brother or sister. It is not possible ”, Estimates Boide Sghair Sidi Mohamed, the secretary general of the agency.

According to the official, 145,000 Mauritanian adults have been identified between 2019 and 2020.


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