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20 Sep 2021

This report provides an overview of the main security trends and incidents at national level in the period January 2020 – 30 June 2021, as well as details on conflict dynamics, territorial control/influence, and armed actors at regional level. Finally, the report provides regional details about incidents, their impact on civilian life, internal displacement, and conflict related humanitarian issues.

The report builds upon preceding EASO COI reports of the same project/study with focus on Somalia: Actors, Targeted profiles and Key socio-economic indicators. They were published in the period July-September 2021. They should be read in conjunction with one another. This series of COI reports provide relevant information on international protection status determination for Somali asylum seekers and will be used in the development of EASO country guidance note on Somalia.

20 Sep 2021

This report provides in-depth information about following potentially targeted profiles: people recruited by and deserters from Al-Shabaab; women and girls; individual perceived as contravening religious laws/tenets; minorities and non-minority clans; individuals involved in blood feuds/clan disputes; individuals supporting or perceived as supporting the government, the international community, and/or as opposing Al-Shabaab; journalists; LGBTIQ.

This report should be read in conjunction with other 2021 EASO COI reports on Somalia, such as EASO COI report on Somalia: Actors (July 2021), the EASO COI report on Somalia: Key socio-economic indicators (September 2021), and the Somalia: Security situation (September 2021). This series of COI reports provide relevant information on international protection status determination for Somali asylum seekers and will be used in the development of EASO country guidance note on Somalia.

20 Sep 2021

The report provides background information and details on key socio-economic indicators in three Somali cities, namely Mogadishu, Garowe, and Hargeisa. These represent the main urban centres in Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland.

This report provides an overview as well as details about demographic/clan composition, humanitarian issues, mobility and accessibility, socio-economic indicators, and social-protection networks in the above-mentioned cities.

The report builds upon the preceding EASO COI report on Somalia: Actors(July 2021) and belongs to the same Somalia COI project along with the EASO COI report on Somalia: Targeted profiles and EASO’s COI report on Somalia: Security situation (September 2021).

This series of COI reports provide relevant information on international protection status determination for Somali asylum seekers and will be used in the development of EASO country guidance note on Somalia.

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Somalia

05 June 2019

This document describes the security situation from 1 January 2018 to 30 April 2019 in the northern regions of Somalia, i.e. Somaliland, Puntland and the disputed Sool and Sanaag regions. It updates the COI Focus Somalië. De actuele veiligheidssituatie in Somaliland en Puntland of 24 April 2018. Cedoca concluded its research on 30 April 2019.

25 March 2019

This COI Focus describes the security situation in the Somalian capital Mogadishu, particularly during the period 1 July 2018 - 31 December 2018. This document is an update of the COI Focus of 25 September 2018. The research for this COI Focus was completed on 31 January 2019.

 

25 September 2018

Deze COI Focus beschrijft de veiligheidssituatie in de Somalische hoofdstad Mogadishu, in het bijzonder voor de periode van 1 januari 2018 tot 1 juli 2018. Dit document is een update van de COI Focus van 26 januari 2018. Cedoca heeft dit onderzoek afgesloten op 30 juli 2018.

24 April 2018

Dit document beschrijft de veiligheidssituatie in de noordelijke gebieden van Somalië: Somaliland en Puntland van 1 juni 2017 tot en met 1 maart 2018. Het is een actualisering van de COI Focus Somalië. De actuele veiligheidssituatie in Somaliland en Puntland van 18 juni 2017. Cedoca heeft het onderzoek afgesloten op 30 maart 2018.

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.

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