Latest publications on Data & Innovation

Photo: UNHCR Lost for words

Lost for words

Improving information access for refugees and migrants in Greece

Translators Without Borders spoke with refugees and other migrants on the Greek Island of Chios about language barriers regarding information from humanitarian organisations. Interviewees reported that it was very difficult finding information in their mother tongue, which they understood much better than English. Even translated information is not always understandable information, a finding that merits more research. Nearly 80 percent of interviewees said they preferred to get information by word-of-mouth or via video

Photo: UNHCR Putting language on the map in the European refugee response

Putting language on the map in the European refugee response

Translators Without Borders (TWB) spoke with refugees and other migrants in Sicily, Italy and Chios, Greece to learn about challenges with language in the provision of information to them. Among TWB's findings are: NGOs need to ask refugees which languages they want information in; a shortage of female interpreters hampers communication; and much more data needs to be collected on aspects of language in humanitarian crises.

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).

Photo: DRC Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey

Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey

Quantitative Round - June 2017

This report analyses data collected from refugees and asylum-seekers in Gaziantep and Kilis, Turkey between April 24 and May 6, 2017. It is the first in a series of data collection rounds by Ground Truth Solutions in Turkey, under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).

Photo: DRC Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Austria

Refugee, Asylum Seeker & Migrant Perceptions in Austria

Quantitative Round - June 2017

Ground Truth Solutions analyses data collected from refugees and asylum seekers currently living in Vienna. It is the first in a series of quantitative and qualitative data collection rounds under the Mixed Migration Platform looking at refugee, asylum seeker and migrant perceptions of the services provided in Austria.

Mixed Migration Platform Overview

Mixed Migration Platform Overview

An introduction to the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP), a joint NGO initiative providing quality mixed migration-related information for policy, programming and advocacy work, as well as critical information for people on the move.