Refugee, Asylum-Seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance: Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir Turkey
This report analyses the views of refugees, asylumseekers, and migrants surveyed in Istanbul, Gaziantep, and Izmir, Turkey between 29 September and 18 October 2017. The surveys focused specifically on cash-based assistance programmes and are part of a series of data collection rounds carried out by Ground Truth Solutions in Turkey, under the Mixed Migration Platform. Previous rounds of data collection in Istanbul, Gaziantep/Kilis, and Izmir looked more generally at the overall humanitarian response efforts in those provinces.
Of the 603 respondents across Istanbul, Izmir, and Gaziantep who took part in this survey, 424 received some type of cash assistance. Individuals from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran, were selected through a snowball sampling process, and their responses were collected in one-on-one, face-to-face interviews. Participants were asked to score each closed question on a scale of 1 to 5, while open-ended questions were also sometimes asked to provide further details about their views. More background and information about the process can be found in the methodology section at the end of this report.