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More than 1.1 bn ‘invisible people’ lack identification

WASHINGTON: More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist -- going about their daily lives without proof of identity. The issue leaves a significant fraction of the global population deprived of health and education services. Among these "invisible people" -- many of whom live primarily in Africa and Asia -- more than one third are children susceptible to violence whose births have not been registered, the World Bank's "Identification for Development" (ID4D) program recently warned. The problem is…