ENS recently partnered with Refugee Action's Experts by Experience podcast to spotlight the issue of statelessness.
The panel included ENS member Ahmad Jaber, who shared his experience and knowledge as a researcher and member of the exiled stateless Bedoon community from Kuwait, Sirazul Islam, Youth Director of the British Rohingya Community, and Zumi, a PhD student working with Umma refugees in Istanbul. We also heard from Zoe Gardner about the legal and political framework in the UK.
The episode highlighted many of the issues that come with being stateless, including a lack of access to healthcare, education and social services, as well as some of the emotional ramifications and how the UK’s asylum ban further isolates stateless groups.
You can listen to podcast by clicking on the links below.