Mixed Migration Platform Briefing Paper #07, July 2017 - Precarious living: Access to housing in transit for refugees and other migrants

from Mixed Migration Platform
Published on 31 Jul 2017

Key Messages

  • Restricted and poor access to adequate housing in locations of transit can push refugees and other migrants to return home or move to alternative destinations.

  • The ability to access adequate housing impacts refugees and other migrants’ access to other rights and resources including residency.

  • For those refugees and other migrants who move irregularly, a lack of regular documentation and recognised status leaves them open to exploitation in terms of housing, among other things.

  • As the majority of refugees and other migrants live in cities, response actors and governments need to develop approaches that recognise this urban reality, and focus on how cities can respond to higher population densities.