Latest publications on Syria
Monthly Summary – June 2017
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.
Routes, destinations, and challenges faced by Syrian refugees seeking asylum outside of Europe
This feature article traces alternative paths taken by Syrians to destinations outside of Europe and the Middle East, and examines the conditions they face throughout their journey and upon arrival.
Monthly Summary – May 2017
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.
Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows
Exploitation of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe
Since tightening internal and external borders and signing the March 2016 EU-Turkey Agreement, European governments have heralded their success in reducing the number of refugees and other migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey. However, the same policies that have reduced migration flows have simultaneously driven protection concerns for those still on the move, who rely more heavily on people smugglers to reach their destinations undetected.
IDP and Refugee Perceptions in Northern Iraq
Round 1 – April 2017
Ground Truth Solutions is looking at IDP and refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in northern Iraq as part of the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP). Two separate reports present the perceptions and opinions of IDPs and Syrian refugees on various topics including humanitarian aid, information needs, and their relations with aid providers, authorities, and the host community.
Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon
Round 1 - May 2017
In this report, Ground Truth Solutions analyses data collected from three distinct refugee groups in Lebanon: Syrian refugees; Palestine refugees from Syria; and Palestine refugees in Lebanon – most of whom have been in the country for many decades. This is the first in what will be a series of three data collection rounds looking at refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).
Monthly Summary – April 2017
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.