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Bedoons living in the desert near Kuwait-Iraq borders. Many Bedoons are descendants of Bedouin tribes who have lived in the region for generations but failed to apply for citizenship when Kuwait became independent in 1961. They cannot get birth certificates or passports and do not have the same right to free education and health-care enjoyed by Kuwaiti citizens. Banned from most jobs, they mostly live in makeshift houses outside the capital, Kuwait city. Nowadays only a few families live permanently in the desert sleeping in traditional tents and caring for animals. The strategy of the Kuwaiti government is simply to push this issue onto other states.
- A. Tiso-I. Piccioni / Molo7 Photo Agency - Invision
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