Latest publications on Iraq

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.

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.

Photo: DRC Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq

Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq

Qualitative Round 1 - July 2017

This report summarizes the findings of 10 focus group discussions conducted with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees at six different sites – in camps and urban settings – in northern Iraq. This is Ground Truth Solutions second report in a series of data-collection rounds looking at IDP and refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in northern Iraq under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Middle East

By the end of June, the conflict in Mosul was reportedly drawing to an end. Ongoing fighting, however, continued to drive displacement within Iraq and also to Syria, with the number of Iraqis in Al Hol camp increasing by 21% since the end of May.

Photo: REACH Monthly Summary – May 2017

Monthly Summary – May 2017

Middle East

May was marked by ongoing conflict in Iraq, flight and continue apprehensions both in Syria and Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries increased, as well as Internal displacement. More than 2,110 people travelled from Turkey to Greece by sea in May. While Syrians and Iraqis comprised the largest percentageof arrivals, diversity continues to increase compared to 2016.

Animation – Lives on Hold

Animation – Lives on Hold

Lela's Story

MMP's second animation shows how restrictive migration policies can negatively affect the lives of those forcibly displaced in the Middle East. A real story drawing upon our REACH-led report 'Separated Families: who stays, who goes and why?'