Assessing the risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries

Number of Pages: 
100
Year: 
2016
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The purpose of this study, “Assessing the Risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries” is to give breadth to the concept of “safe migration” by analysing patterns of migration and return from two case study countries: Iraq and Nigeria. IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre completed this research study for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development as part of a wider project entitled “Mediterranean Migration Response, Reducing the Risks of Unsafe Migration: Linking Research, Data and Policy”.

The report is based on 147 in-depth qualitative interviews with migrants and key informants  in Nigeria, Niger and Italy (for the Central Mediterranean route) and Iraq, Greece and Germany (for the Eastern Mediterranean route). It presents an update on the dynamics of migration through these two Mediterranean routes, looking specifically at routes and the risks that present on exit, during the journey, at destination and on return. It also provides a first insight into the experience of Iraqi asylum seekers in Germany, after the large number of arrivals in 2015.

Table of contents: 
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Executive summary
  • Methodology
    • 1. Objectives
    • 2. Approach 
    • 3. Fieldwork
      • 3.1 In-depth interviews with migrants
      • 3.2 Key informant interviews
      • 3.3 Interview guidelines 
  • Iraq
    • 1. The risks related to migration to europe
      • 1.1 Main risks during the departure from Iraq
      • 1.2 Main risks during the journey
      • 1.3 Smuggling
      • 1.4 Main risks at destination
    • 2. The risks related to return
      • 2.1 General patterns of return
      • 2.2 Drivers of return
  • Nigeria
    • 1. The risks related to migration to Europe
      • 1.1 The main risks during the departure from Nigeria 
      • 1.2 Main risks during the journey
      • 1.3 Smuggling
      • 1.4 Main risks at destination
    • 2. The risks related to return
      • 2.1 General patterns of return
      • 2.2 Return from Libya
      • 2.3 Return from Europe
  • Perceptions of regular migration
    • 1. Nigerians
      • 1.1 Regular versus irregular migration
      • 1.2 Choosing an irregular migration
      • 1.3 Expectations of a regular migration
    • 2. Iraqis
      • 2.1 Resettlement
      • 2.2 Family reunification
  • Key findings and perspectives
  • Recommendations
  • Iraqis along the Eastern Mediterranean route
  • Nigerians along the Central Mediterranean route
  • Annexes
    • Annex 1: List of visual contents
    • Annex 2: List of key informants
    • Annex 3: Literature List