230 million “invisible” children: No birth certificate, no rights

by Carola Berfini, head of fundraising and partnerships, Un Enfant par la Main / Member Spotlight

More than 230 million children around the world have never been registered at birth and in the eyes of their country do not exist. As a result, these children will grow up stateless, with no official identity or citizenship. They will be “invisible” in society and, indeed, in the world.

Approximately 37% of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. 600,000 of them are under the age of five and live in Senegal.