Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born in Lebanon as refugees at risk of statelessness

December 19, 2014 5:45 AM

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Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born in Lebanon as refugees at risk of statelessness

In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Hoda Barakat, right, a registered midwife, takes the blood pressure of Syrian Manal Allan, 24, at a natal clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) (The Associated Press)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Hoda Barakat, left, a registered midwife, speaks with Syrian Manal al-Allan, 24, at a natal clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The daily hardships of life as a refugee keep many Syrian parents from registering their newborns: no money, no documents, little time off fr...

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