The International Observatory on Statelessness

Children in Sabah, Malaysia

  1. Thousands of children have no form of identification
  2. The children do not work for anyone.
  3. A group of stateless children play cards.
  4. Most children will work from well before sunrise to around 1:00pm.
  5. A slum in Telipok, 40 kiloThe boys push heavy loads from the market to restaurants
  6. A slum in Telipok, 40 kilometers outside of Kota Kinabalu, is filled with stateless children.
  7. In Kinarut, kids do nothing during the day but sit around, play games and gamble.
  8. Not far from SAFMA Market, is one of Kota Kinabalu's produce markets
  9. Crackdowns on illegal immigrants in Sabah
  10. Two stateless street children sit outside a restaurant and wait for customers to leave