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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth on the move
Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy
This study sheds light on young people’s decision-making process and preparedness levels, the mechanisms shaping their migrations, and their expectations on the way to Europe.
Mixed migration and the global compacts
a perspective from the Middle East
This is the first in MMP's Policy Brief series. In this brief, MMP presents its takeaways from the consultations it has attended on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which aims to create an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement that addresses all aspects of international human migration. Recommendations include preventing populations from falling into a gap between the migration compact and the Global Compact on Refugees and expanding safe and regular pathways for refugees and migrants.