Briefing paper


Published by: Mixed Migration Platform

Region: Europe, Middle East




Protection & risks

Precarious living:

Access to housing in transit for refugees and other migrants

Study of access to housing in transit focusing primarily on Syrian, Iraqi, Sudanese and Somali refugees and migrants in urban areas of Jordan, Lebanon and Greece.

As refugees and other migrants leave their countries of origin, they pass through villages, towns and cities, often stopping along the way as they move towards their final destination. Some leave with the intention of returning to their country of origin, while others seek to start a new life elsewhere. Based on individual circumstances like personal finance, or uncontrollable circumstances like border closure, such stops can vary in length, from days and weeks, to months and even years.