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Danish Refugee Council Refugee, asylum-seeker, and migrant perceptions on cash assistance

Refugee, asylum-seeker, and migrant perceptions on cash assistance

Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir turkey - Cash Transfer Survey

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From Syria to Spain

From Syria to Spain

Syrian Migration to Europe via the Western Mediterranean route between 2015 and 2017

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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.

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.