As the school year begins, children in Al Mokha are smiling twice. In addition to registering at school, this week many are also being given a birth certificate for the first time. "With my green birth certificate I can now study and learn and become a teacher, inshallah", said Najma, a 7 year old girl at Al Shadeli School.
Birth certificates are one of the most basic of human rights.
Without them, healthcare, education, social protection and services are often impossible to access. Without birth certificates, children have no legal identity and are therefore invisible.