Latest publications on Iraq

Knowing how to go

Knowing how to go

Iraqi asylum seekers and legal pathways to get to and stay in Europe

This assessment seeks to better understand what types of legal migration pathways and other protection services Iraqi refugees and other migrants are aware of and attempt to access at different points during their migration journey. Furthermore, it highlights when, where and why Iraqi refugees and other migrants fail to access protection services.

Photo: Ground Truth Solutions/Michael Sarnitz Perceptions of internally displaced persons: northern Iraq

Perceptions of internally displaced persons: northern Iraq

Survey and focus group discussion report

More than 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq spoke with Ground Truth Solutions researchers in the urban areas of Erbil and Dohuk, as well as in Khazer, Hajj Ali, and Al Salamiyah camps. They said that they have trouble getting jobs in the local economy and that they need cash assistance and compensation for homes that they lost. IDPs generally do not feel that circumstances are improving for people in Iraq.

Photo: Ground Truth Solutions/Michael Sarnitz Perceptions of refugees: northern Iraq

Perceptions of refugees: northern Iraq

Focus group discussion report

Ground Truth Solutions spoke with 49 Syrians at sites in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Syrians face severe problems in fulfilling their basic needs in camps and urban areas, and noted insufficient food, water, medical care, education, tents, gas and electricity. They said bribery, corruption, and favouritism hinder aid distribution, employment, access to information, and complaints mechanisms.

Photo: Timon Koch Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Possible developments in Syria and neighboring countries over the next nine months

MMP and partner organisation ACAPS held a workshop with experts in September to explore scenarios on different conditions that could impact Syrians moving back to their country. This report summarises five scenarios that potentially could happen through mid-2018, including the likelihood of the scenarios occurring and their impact on the humanitarian situation.”

Photo: Miodrag Cakic How powerful is policy?

How powerful is policy?

The role of policy in shaping migrant decision-making

A short overview of the role of policy in shaping migration decisions. This article examines the extent to which policy has the power to influence the decisions made prior to leaving home and how such plans may alter throughout the course of the journey.

DRC/Mais Salman Monthly summary – July 2017

Monthly summary – July 2017

Middle East

Although conflict in Mosul subsided and the number of civilian casualties in Iraq continued to go down, vulnerable populations remain stranded in numerous countries and displacement remained high. Movement from Turkey to Greece continued in July at low but dangerous levels.