New report: Influence of Information Campaigns and Counselling on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Intentions (KAIs) of Potential Migrants in Iraq

Vienna, October 2022. We are pleased to share our new study on "Influence of Information Campaigns and Counselling on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Intentions (KAIs) of Potential Migrants in Iraq"

Early study data indicate that potential migrants experienced changes in their levels of awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards irregular and safe, legal migration in the period following contact with the MRC Iraq. Specific changes observed in the sub-sample that attended MRC events included:

  • A 102 per cent increase in awareness of the potential risks of a journey abroad
  • A 34 per cent increase in knowledge about the lack of basic services such as healthcare or housing for migrants without legal documentation
  • A 62 per cent decrease in those willing to accept an employment offer tied to a visit visa (instead of a work visa).

This report was prepared by IRFAD. IRFAD administered the survey instrument, analysed resulting data and presented data findings used in the report. IRFAD’s efforts were supplemented by administrative support from officials of the Migrant Resource Centre in Iraq, including Hussein Al-Barazanje, Farah Mahmood and Atyaf Mehzir. The report benefitted from the review of ICMPD staff members, Audrey Misquith, Dr Jacqueline Berman and Isabelle Wolfsgruber.

Download report here: https://www.budapestprocess.org/resources/reports-analyses-guidance?download=334:influence-of-information-campaigns-and-counselling-on-the-knowledge-attitudes-and-intentions-kais-of-potential-migrants-in-iraq