About the Middle East Regional Hub
As part of the MMC global network, MMC Middle East (ME) works towards the objectives of the MMC by engaging in data collection, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration.
The Middle East hub focuses on Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Turkey. Among the key themes covered in the Middle East region are the profiles, intentions, risks, socio-economic conditions and vulnerabilities of people in mixed migration flows as well as those stranded or stuck in protracted displacement. We are also committed to understanding the protection needs of refugees and migrants in an irregular situation and those who are impacted by the Kefala (sponsorship) system – which is applied in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan.
As of August 2020, the MMC Middle East hub is no longer operational but its activities have been partially absorbed by MMC Asia and MMC Europe, to keep an eye on important mixed migration dynamics in the Middle East and in particular Turkey.