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09 Sep 2021

This report covers the overall security situation in Afghanistan from 1 March to 31 August 2021 and contains information on clashes and other security related events on provincial and district level during the reference period. The report also describes the Taliban's take-over of Afghanistan as international forces withdrew, beginning with the increased number of districts falling under Taliban control between March and July, followed by the capture of provincial capitals between 6 and 14 August, including the 'heavily defended' northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, and the final take-over of the capital Kabul on 15 August 2021. 

The report does not cover events after 31 August.

06 Sep 2021

Ce rapport s’intéresse à la situation des homosexuels au Maroc.

Le terme « homosexuel » désigne tant les hommes que les femmes mais lorsqu’il s’agira d’insister sur la dimension spécifique de l’expérience des uns ou des autres, le Cedoca utilisera alors les termes « gay » et « lesbienne ».

La recherche documentaire couvre la période du 1er janvier 2019 au 31 juillet 2021. Le Cedoca a clôturé la recherche le 7 août 2021.

30 Aug 2021

In view of the current situation in Afghanistan, the COI and the policy paper regarding this country are no longer valid.

On 16 August 2021, the CGRS decided a temporary and partial suspension of the notification of decisions for Afghan applicants.

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Guinee

28 November 2017

The present document focuses on the situation of homosexual persons in Guinea. As it is limited to sexual orientation, no reference will be made to the acronym LGBTI, which also encompasses other aspects. In this document, the word « homosexual » refers to women as well as to men.

06 May 2014

According to most of the sources consulted, the most common forms of FGM in Guinea are types I and II, as classified by the WHO. Type III or infibulation is less common and sometimes results from ineffective healing after cutting.

Iraq

20 May 2021

Deze COI Focus schetst een beeld van de prevalentie van corruptie en documentenfraude in Irak. Het betreft een update van een gelijknamig rapport, gedateerd op 12 juli 2019. De verslagperiode van deze COI Focus loopt tot 20 mei 2021.

30 October 2020

EASO COI Report Iraq Security Situation provides information about relevant security trends at national and governorate levels for the period 1 January 2019 – 31 July 2020.

This report is an update of the EASO COI report on Iraq, Security situation, published in March 2019.

This report is the last of a series of Iraq reports produced in 2020, covering – besides the security situation – also key socio-economic indicators and the targeting of individuals of different profiles.

The report was co-drafted by EASO and Belgium, Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Cedoca (Centre for Documentation and Research).

23 September 2020

This report is a part of a series of Iraq reports that will be produced in 2020. The reports provide information relevant for international protection status determination for Iraqi asylum seekers and will be used to inform the update of the chapter on Internal Protection Alternative within the EASO Country Guidance on Iraq 2020 update.

This report provides information on key socio-economic indicators in Iraq, focusing on Baghdad, Basra and Erbil. It highlights aspects of demographics, humanitarian context, IDPs/returnees, women, children, support networks, documents, and impact of COVID-19. Relevant indicators include the general economic situation, access to employment and livelihoods, poverty, food and water security, housing and living conditions, access to health care, and access to education.

This report is an update to the EASO COI Report Iraq Key Socio-economic Indicators published in February 2019.

The drafting of this report was finalised on 27 July 2020. Any event taking place after this date is not included in this report.

20 March 2020

The aim of this COI Focus is to examine the security situation in Central and Southern Iraq, including the capital Baghdad. The area comprises the provinces of Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah al-Din (Central Iraq), the capital province of Baghdad and the provinces of Southern Iraq: Babil, Basra, Karbala, Maysan, al-Muthanna, Najaf, Qadisiya, Dhi Qar and Wasit. Research focused in particular on the period from March 2019 to January 2020.

This COI Focus is a partial update of the EASO report on the security situation in Iraq: EASO Country of Origin Report Iraq, Security Situation, March 2019.

This COI Focus was translated into English with the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union.

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