Latest publications on Protection & Assistance

Photo: DRC/Noe Falk Nielsen Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon

Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon

Summary of Focus Group Discussions - Round Two

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.

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.

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Monthly Summary – June 2017

Middle East

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.

Photo: DRC Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul

Survey Report

For this report, Ground Truth Solutions interviewed 422 non-camp refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants living in Istanbul. Findings include most respondents saying they did not know what support or settlement options are available to them. Many said their priority needs were not being met, particularly for the most vulnerable. More refugees said they trusted information from Turkish authorities than from aid agencies.

Photo: Miodrag Cakic Underage, undocumented and alone

Underage, undocumented and alone

A gap analysis of undocumented unaccompanied and separated children on the move in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece

This briefing paper examines the state of, and existing protection gaps in, the asylum process for undocumented, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) on the move in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece.

Photo: REACH Monthly Summary – May 2017

Monthly Summary – May 2017

Middle East

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.

Photo: DRC IDP and Refugee Perceptions in Northern Iraq

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.