More than 1.1 billion ‘invisible people’ lack identification, many of whom live in Africa and Asia

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More than 1.1 billion ‘invisible people’ lack identification, many of whom live in Africa and Asia

More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don’t exist - going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services. Among these “invisible people” – many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia – more than one third are children susceptible to violence whose births have not been registered, the World Bank’s “Identification for Development...

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More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don’t exist - going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services. Among these “invisible people” – many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia – more than one third are children susceptible to violence whose births have not been registered, the World Bank’s “Identification for Development...Morethanbillion‘invisiblepeople’lackidentification,manywhomliveAfricaAsia