What to read on mixed migration

New resources in March 2017

Our monthly round up of new resources provides an overview of new research and reports about mixed migration to, from and within the Middle East.


  • REACH in collaboration with MMP has produced a new research report entitled ‘Separated Families: who stays, who goes, and why?.
  • A new two-part feature article published by MMP addresses the displacement trends and protection needs of Somali, Sudanese, and Yemeni refugees and other migrants in Jordan (click here to access Parts I and II).
  • UNHCR has mapped the spread of border fences and internal border controls in European countries, pointing out border fences in six European countries including Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, France, and Spain.
  • In a March report entitled ‘A Tide of Self-Harm and Depression’, Save the Children details the repercussions of the EU-Turkey Agreement on the more than 5,000 children living in ‘detention-like facilities’ in Greece.
  • IOM has released the results of its global research project, MECLEP (Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy), in a report entitled ‘Making Mobility Work for Adaptation to Environmental Changes’.
  • In a recent photo series, The Washington Post documents the lives and experiences of Syrians in Turkey. The photos span four years and were captured by photographer Emin Ozmen.
  • In early March, Refugees Deeply published an in-depth article about the failures of ‘the most expensive humanitarian response in history’.
  • ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group has released a new working paper addressing the lack of humanitarian access in Syria.
  • A joint brief from IRC, Save the Children, and nine other organisations focuses on the situation of unaccompanied and separated children in Bulgaria, FYROM, Serbia, and Croatia.
  • The Project on Middle East Political Science has compiled and published a collection of workshop reports addressing the effects of migration and displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, as well as analysis with a focus on Europe.
  • IOM and DGMM have released the findings of surveys conducted between November 2016 and January 2017 with more than 2,000 refugees and other migrants in Turkey.
  • The New Arrivals Project brings together four major European newspapers (the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, and Spiegel) to tell the integration stories of newly arrived communities in their respective countries over a period of 18 months.
  • RMMS monthly summaries of mixed migration issues and news in the Horn of Africa and Yemen region are accessible here. Summaries from West Africa are available here, and 4mi (Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative) reports from the Central Asia and Southwest Asia region are available here.


This reading list is an excerpt from our Monthly Migration Summary for March 2017. If you have a report you’d like to see on this list, or would like to be added to the mailing list, let us know.