Latest Research Report publications

UNHCR/ S. Baldwin / July 2014 Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

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).

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.

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Istanbul/Turkey

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.

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions

Gaziantep, Kilis/Turkey

Ground Truth Solutions interviewed 413 refugees and asylum-seekers living in Gaziantep and Kilis for this survey. Findings include nearly all respondents saying they were unaware of support available to them; most prefer to get information via SMS. They generally felt safe and were able to find housing and work in Gaziantep and Kilis. Like those spoken with in Istanbul, respondents cited learning Turkish as a high priority. 

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.