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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: UNHCR Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Survey report

The observations of refugees, asylum-seekers and other migrants in Izmir, Turkey who spoke with Ground Truth Solutions echoed survey respondents in other parts of Turkey. The majority did not know all of the assistance available to them (although most did know about cash-based assistance) or how to file a complaint or suggestion about the support they do receive. Though most feel safe in Turkey, they still experience challenges learning Turkish and finding work and housing.

Photo: UNHCR Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Summary of focus group discussions

In its continuing examination of the perceptions of migrants in Turkey, many participants in Izmir expressed concern that relatives or friends of staff working at some organisations benefit over other refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Only participants from Syria reported receiving cash support from aid agencies or the government. Almost all participants said they are unclear about staying in Turkey or applying for resettlement in another country. And discussion participants gave mixed responses about whether they feel welcomed by Turkish citizens.

UNHCR/ S. Baldwin / July 2014 Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul/Gaziantep, Turkey

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul/Gaziantep, Turkey

Summary of Focus Group Discussions

This report summarises what 36 Syrians and Afghan refugees living in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey said during discussions with Ground Truth Solutions. Participants said they had little or no knowledge of support available to them, including on resettlement and asylum options. All cited some form of livelihood support as their most important need, while some said they experienced difficulties in Turkey because of their nationality.

Photo: DRC Refugee perceptions in Lebanon

Refugee perceptions in Lebanon

Survey Round Two

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.

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).