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Sheltering in Amman

Sheltering in Amman

Sudanese experiences and practices in a challenging urban environment

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Monthly Summary – October 2017

Monthly Summary – October 2017

Middle East

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Knowing how to go

Knowing how to go

Iraqi asylum seekers and legal pathways to get to and stay in Europe

This assessment seeks to better understand what types of legal migration pathways and other protection services Iraqi refugees and other migrants are aware of and attempt to access at different points during their migration journey. Furthermore, it highlights when, where and why Iraqi refugees and other migrants fail to access protection services.

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe (2014-2017)

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe (2014-2017)

Drivers, return and reintegration

While research exists on some aspects of decision-making surrounding migration to Europe, little has been done to understand refugees' and other migrants' thought processes and experiences of returning when circumstances in Europe do not permit for asylum and resettlement. REACH researchers Interviewed 28 Afghans who returned to their country to gain insights into the returnees' socio-economic condition, the motivations behind their return, and the challenges they faced when they got home.

Photo: Ground Truth Solutions/Michael Sarnitz Perceptions of internally displaced persons: northern Iraq

Perceptions of internally displaced persons: northern Iraq

Survey and focus group discussion report

More than 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq spoke with Ground Truth Solutions researchers in the urban areas of Erbil and Dohuk, as well as in Khazer, Hajj Ali, and Al Salamiyah camps. They said that they have trouble getting jobs in the local economy and that they need cash assistance and compensation for homes that they lost. IDPs generally do not feel that circumstances are improving for people in Iraq.

Photo: Ground Truth Solutions/Michael Sarnitz Perceptions of refugees: northern Iraq

Perceptions of refugees: northern Iraq

Focus group discussion report

Ground Truth Solutions spoke with 49 Syrians at sites in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Syrians face severe problems in fulfilling their basic needs in camps and urban areas, and noted insufficient food, water, medical care, education, tents, gas and electricity. They said bribery, corruption, and favouritism hinder aid distribution, employment, access to information, and complaints mechanisms.