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Participants at the joint training workshop on migrant protection, reintegration and monitoring in Istanbul

In order to raise standards and encourage cross-regional collaboration, Migrant Protection and Assistance (MPA) staff from the Vienna and Bangkok Regional offices  held the first joint training workshop on migrant protection, reintegration and monitoring in Istanbul from July 8-11. Attention was also focussed on increasing cooperation between MPA and the Organization’s Department for Operations and Emergencies (DOE) with contributions from a DOE Senior Protection Specialist and presentations by colleagues involved in humanitarian response and data.

Turkey - Migrants Presence Monitoring (March 2019)

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) there are estimated more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkey. Most of them are Syrian nationals under Temporary Protection status (3,641,344). Another large group are foreign nationals registered as refugees and asylum seekers (368,230) mainly coming from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Somalia and other countries.

Date of publication: 
Jun 13, 2019

Turkey - Migrants Presence Monitoring (February 2019)

According to the latest available data from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrian nationals (3,639,705) who are granted the temporary protection (TP) status. Turkish Land Forces apprehended a total of 12,206 migrants on entry to the country and another 1,663 who attempted to exit the country.

Date of publication: 
Jun 13, 2019

Building Stronger Communities Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

For the past three years, IOM has partnered with municipalities and a host of other government and NGO institutions to bring community dinners to diverse neighborhoods with high populations of refugees and migrants across Turkey.

“These dinners are an opportunity to support Turkey’s commendable integration efforts – to give all people a seat at the table no matter their background,” said Mazen Aboul Hosn, IOM Turkey’s Emergency Coordinator, speaking at the dinner in Karabağlar District, Izmir Province.

Turkey - Baseline Assessment Turkey (24 Provinces) (September - November 2018)

In the second half of 2018, Migrants Presence Monitoring (MPM) team in Turkey conducted the Baseline assessment for 24 Turkish provinces. The Baseline 2 phase was conducted between September and November 2018. During the field data collection, 16 team leaders and 32 enumerators, assessed 16,590 locations and interviewed 16,590 mukhtars and approximately 1,400 other key informants. Baseline 2 data recorded the presence of 1,584,162 migrants, while Baseline 1 data recorded 2,012,971 migrants.

Date of publication: 
May 28, 2019

Turkey - DTM Baseline Assessment Report Istanbul Province Round 1 (October - December 2018)

Migrants Presence Monitoring (MPM) team in Turkey conducted a first round of Baseline Assessment in Istanbul Province between in the second half of the 2018. The Baseline 2 phase, that involves field data collection was conducted between October and December 2018. During the fieldowk, a network of 12 team leader and 33 enumerators, assessed 961 mahalles in Istanbul by interviewing 961 mukhtars and approximately 2,640 other key informants. The Baseline study 2 suggested a presence of 1,410,635 migrants, more than half a million (521,802) than the 888,833 counted through Baseline 1.

Date of publication: 
May 28, 2019

Turkey - DTM Baseline Assessment in Istanbul: Field Observation Report (October - December 2018)

In the second half of 2018, Migrants Presence Monitoring (MPM) team in Turkey conducted Baseline Assessment. During the fieldwork that was conducted between October and December 2018, enumerators and team leaders noted their observations that are compiled and summarized in this report. All information and observations were classified in four categories: Migrant Profile and Settlements, Migrant Participation in Economic Activities, Cohesion between Migrant and Host Communities and Migrant Mobility.

Date of publication: 
May 28, 2019

Turkey - Flow Monitoring Surveys Analysis

Migrants Presence Monitoring (MPM) team in Turkey conducted 3,043 surveys with Afghan, Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi nationals between July and August 2018. More than half of the respondents from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syrian Arab Republic were adult males, while 53% of respondents from Iraq were adult females. Over half of all respondents reported they were married.

Date of publication: 
Apr 11, 2019