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.
In this latest report from Ground Truth Solutions, refugees in Lebanon expressed growing concerns amid a stagnating situation. Issues they cited include unmet needs, questions about the fairness of assistance, lack of trust in complaint mechanisms, insufficient participation, and uncertainty around being welcomed by the host community.
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.
Ground Truth Solutions' report summarises the findings of eight focus group
discussions conducted with Syrian refugees, Palestine
refugees from Syria (PRS), and Palestine refugees from
Lebanon (PRL) in four different governorates in Lebanon.
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.