Observations and Recommendations on the Resettlement Expectations of Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria
Washington, DC: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) & International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
May 2009, 38 pages
This report was written in response to reports from resettlement agencies on a rising number of Iraqi refugees who are unhappy with their lives in resettlement countries. Interviews and focus groups were conducted to discuss Iraqis’ expectations of resettlement, which revealed that sixty-seven percent of adults feel that their main reason for resettling is to ensure their children’s future.