Statefree is an organization established by Senior Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo. It is an online space building a digital bridge and connecting stateless people with their allies. In lights of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the platform has published a resource for stateless people fleeing the country.
The resource includes important things to consider when fleeing the country as a stateless person and is available in multiple languages including Ukrainian, French, Russian and English.
The guide suggests to:
- take any documents which can prove one’s identity & residence in Ukraine
- seek protection in EU countries
- get familiar with the term “statelessness” in other languages
- reach out to local NGOs
Aside from these suggestions, the resource includes further resources such as translations or a list of relevant organizations.
Christiana is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.