What to read on mixed migration: February 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.

  • The Danish Refugee Council in Turkey has released a new synthesis of migration trends in and around Turkey in 2016 and 2017. The report highlights key mixed migration trends in Turkey, including border controls, apprehensions, returns, trafficking, smuggling, and protection concerns.
  • In a new report entitled ‘The Lives and Livelihoods of Syrian Refugees’, the Overseas Development Institute presents the perspectives of refugees in Turkey and Jordan, as well as their institutional environment, to better understand the lives of Syrians living outside of camps in these two countries.
  • Refugees International has released a new study examining the challenges faced by non-Syrian refugees in Turkey particularly around lack of assistance, housing, health, livelihoods and durable solutions.
  • New research from the Refugee Rights Data Project seeks to fill the data gaps relating to refugees and other migrants in Greece.
  • A recent Amnesty International publication critically examines the human rights impact of the EU-Turkey Agreement. Also in February, Amnesty International published its 2016/2017 International Report on the state of the world’s human rights.
  • In a February mini-feature, Forced Migration Review presents four new articles highlighting the risks of deportation and the need for independent post-deportation monitoring. The final article focuses specifically on returns under the EU-Turkey Agreement.
  • A recent article in The Conversation describes a global hierarchy in which Afghans have become ‘second-class asylum seekers’ compared to Syrians, Iraqis, and other groups.
  • A February report from Refugees Deeply outlines the difficulties that come with trying to estimate the number of deaths that have occurred on the Mediterranean, particularly due to the lack of official records by European authorities at the continent’s borders.
  • AIDA, the Asylum Information Database, published its 2016 country reports for Bulgaria and Belgium in February. These reports, along with those for twenty other European countries, document asylum procedures, detention, conditions, and current protection situations.
  • 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 February 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.