Refugee, Asylum-seekers and Migrant Perceptions, Istanbul, Turkey

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Date published
29 Jul 2017
Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform (MMP)
Research, reports and studies
Forced displacement and migration, Host Communities, Urban

This report analyses data collected from refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants between April 21 to 30, 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey. Face-to-face interviews for this survey were conducted with 422 non-camp refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants living across 38 districts of Istanbul. It is the first in a series of data collection rounds by Ground Truth Solutions in Turkey, under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP). Additional data collection will include both quantitative and qualitative research, looking at refugee, asylum-seeker, and migrant perceptions of humanitarian assistance in different regions of Turkey. Respondents were randomly selected, with interviewees first being sought out in public spaces such as parks, cafés, and market places – areas where the data collectors expected to encounter a high number of respondents. Enumerators also used more targeted sampling, e.g. asking parents and teachers at schools in different communities to put them in touch with potential interviewees. The research aimed to have an appropriate gender balance based on available demographics and to include all main groups of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants, including Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Afghans, and Somalis. The aim was to have an appropriate number of respondents originating from different countries based on available migrant demographics. Respondents were asked to score each closed question on a 1 to 5 scale. More background and information on the methodology can be found at the end of this report.