Ending statelessness: Kyrgyz man honoured for his efforts

After the fall of the USSR, many people found themselves on the wrong side of the border without the proper documents.

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    There are nearly four million stateless people spread in 78 countries across the world and the United Nations says that number could actually be significantly higher.

    The UN launched a campaign to eradicate statelessness five years ago.

    Now, one man from Kyrgyzstan, Azizbeq Ashurov, is being recognised for his efforts to tackle the problem.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from southern Kyrgyzstan.


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