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06 Dec 2021

The report was drafted by COI specialists from COI units of the Norwegian Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo), the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGRS) and the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

It provides information for the processing of individual applications for international protection and does not contain policy guidelines or opinions and does not pass judgement on the merits of applications for international protection.

The report describes the system of criminal procedures in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), including actors such as the court system and law enforcement agencies, as well as related judicial documents. It aims to cover relevant aspects of these subjects but should not be taken as exhaustive.

25 Nov 2021

Le présent rapport dresse un état des lieux de la situation sécuritaire en République centrafricaine (RCA). Il porte sur la période allant du 1er juin 2020 au 7 novembre 2021, date de la clôture de la recherche, mais se focalise surtout sur le conflit armé entre le gouvernement et l’alliance rebelle Coalition des patriotes pour le changement (CPC) déclenché en décembre 2020 et les séquelles de ces violences. Ce COI Focus constitue une mise à jour du COI Focus du 23 juin 2020.

25 Nov 2021

This report provides information on key socio-economic indicators in Iraq, focusing on the cities of Baghdad, Basrah, and Sulaymaniyah and highlights aspects of the legal and administrative requirements for Iraqis to enter and settle in the respective city, ID documents and access to basic services, the situation of IDPs and returnees, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This report is an update to the EASO COI Report: Iraq Key Socio-economic Indicators, published in September 2020.

The reference period for this report covers the time period between 1 August 2020 and 15 October 2021.

This report is a part of a series of Iraq reports that will be produced in 2021-2022.

All reports (263)

Somalia

20 December 2017

The report is to a large extent based on a joint fact-finding mission report by the Austrian Bundesamt für Fremdwesen und Asyl/ Staatendokumentation and the Swiss Staatssekretariat für Migration, as well as a joint fact-finding mission report by the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Refugee Council.

18 June 2017

During the reporting period (1 January 2016 - 1 June 2017) security incidents took place in Puntland, Somaliland and the disputed territories. These incidents can be roughly subdivided into five categories: armed attacks and targeted killings, armed confrontation with al-Shabaab, violent actions by an ISIS offshoot (active in Puntland only), fighting between clan militias and armed confrontations between security services.

09 June 2017

This COI Focus describes the security situation in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, in particular for the period from 1 September 2016 to 1 June 2017. This document updates the COI Focus of 6 September 2016.

28 February 2016

This report was drafted by Country of Origin Information (COI) specialists from the COI units or asylum administrations listed as co‑authors in the Acknowledgements section, together with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).

Syria

14 July 2021

The purpose of this security situation report is to provide relevant information for the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular for use in updating EASO’s country guidance development on Syria.

This report is part of a series of Syria COI reports produced in 2021.

This report analyses the security situation in Syria, focusing in particular on the situation of the civilian population. The reference period is 2020 and the first three months of 2021. The report is an update of the EASO COI Report Syria – Security situation (May 2020).

26 April 2021

The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information regarding the socio-economic situation in the city of Damascus for use in the context of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular for use in updating EASO’s country guidance development on Syria.

The report is an update of the EASO COI Report Syria - Socio-economic: Damascus city (February 2020).

This report is part of a series of Syria COI reports produced in 2021.

The drafting of this report was finalised on 13 April 2021. Any event taking place after this date is not included in this report.

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