Latest publications on Protection & Assistance

Photo: INTERSOS/Timon Koch Examining the protection of migrants in vulnerable situations in the contexts of Jordan and Lebanon

Examining the protection of migrants in vulnerable situations in the contexts of Jordan and Lebanon

This paper looks at the findings of our upcoming research on existing international protection frameworks for the human rights of migrants in vulnerable situations, and how these are adhered at the country level in Jordan and Lebanon. It also features an expert discussion of the findings.

Photo: UNHCR/Mark Henley Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Austrian states excluding Vienna

In its latest perceptions survey, Ground Truth Solutions finds that most of the refugees they spoke with in Austria felt welcome and were respected by authorities. They said could meet their needs and were spending their time usefully with activities such as learning the German language. They lacked information about services and support, they said, and were unaware of how to lodge complaints.

Photo: DRC/Megan Passey Life in limbo

Life in limbo

The consequences of thwarted mobility for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Serbia

While media attention largely has shifted to the central and western Mediterranean routes, thousands of refugees and other migrants continue to use the eastern route to Europe. This study highlights the situation of a largely forgotten population - refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants who are "stuck in transit" in Serbia along that eastern pathway. Such ‘limbo’ situations are likely to become increasingly common as the European Union further externalises its approach to border control.

Photo: Timon Koch Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Movement back to Syria: Scenarios

Possible developments in Syria and neighboring countries over the next nine months

MMP and partner organisation ACAPS held a workshop with experts in September to explore scenarios on different conditions that could impact Syrians moving back to their country. This report summarises five scenarios that potentially could happen through mid-2018, including the likelihood of the scenarios occurring and their impact on the humanitarian situation.”

Photo: UNHCR On seeking asylum from poverty

On seeking asylum from poverty

Why the refugee/migrant paradigm cannot hold

This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that:

On My Own – Recommendations

On My Own – Recommendations

Protection challenges for unaccompanied and separated children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

These are the recommendations of the "On My Own" report. The report indicates that the best interests of these vulnerable children are consistently violated by inconsistent or non-existent adherence to updated procedural safeguards, strained institutional capacity, and state-level and public concern that some unaccompanied and separated children pose "security concerns".

Photo: Timon Koch On My Own – Conclusion

On My Own – Conclusion

Protection challenges for unaccompanied and separated children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

This is the conclusion of the "On My Own" report. The report indicates that the best interests of these vulnerable children are consistently violated by inconsistent or non-existent adherence to updated procedural safeguards, strained institutional capacity, and state-level and public concern that some unaccompanied and separated children pose "security concerns".

Photo: Timon Koch On My Own – Executive Summary

On My Own – Executive Summary

Protection challenges for unaccompanied and separated children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

This is the executive summary of the "On My Own" report. The report indicates that the best interests of these vulnerable children are consistently violated by inconsistent or non-existent adherence to updated procedural safeguards, strained institutional capacity, and state-level and public concern that some unaccompanied and separated children pose "security concerns".

Photo: Timon Koch On My Own

On My Own

Protection challenges for unaccompanied and separated children in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

This report indicates that the best interests of these vulnerable children are consistently violated by inconsistent or non-existent adherence to updated procedural safeguards, strained institutional capacity, and state-level and public concern that some unaccompanied and separated children pose "security concerns".