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Photo: Miodrag Cakic Underage, undocumented and alone

Underage, undocumented and alone

A gap analysis of undocumented unaccompanied and separated children on the move in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

This briefing paper examines the state of, and existing protection gaps in, the asylum process for undocumented, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) on the move in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece.

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.

Photo: DRC Monthly Summary – April 2017

Monthly Summary – April 2017

Middle East

April was marked by changing dynamics in the in- ternal displacement situations in both Syria and Iraq. Displacement in Syria’s Al-Raqqa governorate surged, with over 66,000 people displaced during the month due to the intensification of fighting around Tabqqa, close to Al-Raqqa city. In Iraq, heavy fighting continued in west Mosul, inducing large-scale displacement to camps in the north and west of the city.

Photo: DRC Migration, displacement, and the environment

Migration, displacement, and the environment

A Perspective from the Middle East

Although increasingly recognised as a major driver of displacement globally, the impact of environmental change on migration and displacement remains underexplored in the Middle East. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) estimates that an average of at least 25.4 million people are displaced by ‘disasters triggered by natural hazards’ each year, a number that is expected to increase. While multiple analyses have linked climate change to the conflict in Syria, further study is needed to understand the complex relationships between environmental issues and migration in the region.

Photo: DRC Displaced Minorities – Part II

Displaced Minorities – Part II

Experiences and needs of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and other migrants in Jordan

Over 10,000 Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and asylum seekers are now registered with UNHCR in Jordan, though many members of these communities live in the country without valid documentation (see Part I). Despite this high numbers of displaced individuals, insufficient attention has been devoted to understanding their experiences of displacement, humanitarian and protection needs, and access to appropriate solutions. 

Photo: DRC Displaced Minorities – Part I

Displaced Minorities – Part I

Migration and displacement trends of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni refugees and other migrants in Jordan

Donor conferences in London (2016) and Brussels (2017) have strengthened international commitments to support Jordan in its efforts to protect and assist more than 1.3 million Syrians living within its borders, of whom 658,000 are registered refugees. Despite the importance of addressing the needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan, a focus on Syrians has overshadowed the equally important needs of refugees and other migrants from other countries living in the country.

Photo: REACH Separated Families: who stays, who goes and why?

Separated Families: who stays, who goes and why?

Decision-making and its consequences for families separated by mixed migration

The decision to move from the Middle East to Europe is made for a variety of reasons, and not only by those who make the journey. A significant body of research has been gathered on refugees and other migrants arriving in Europe in recent years, but comparatively little is known about how decisions to move or stay are made within families, nor about how family members moving affects those left behind.