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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.

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Somalia

20 September 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 September 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.

02 July 2021

The purpose of this report is to provide relevant context information in view of the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection. Among others, the report is intended to inform the development of Country Guidance on Somalia (2022). The report provides background information and mapping of relevant state and non-state actors/conflict dynamics in Somalia, upon which subsequent reports will build. These forthcoming EASO COI reports will focus on the Somalia Security Situation, Targeted Profiles and Key Socio Economic Indicators and are due to be published later in 2021. This report provides an overview of the main state and non-state actors in the Somali context, including their armed forces, at federal as well as at member state level. Details on relevant dynamics, territorial control/influence, governance as well as access to justice are also provided. Finally, the report provides an overview about the human rights conduct and abuses of main armed groups/security forces.

29 June 2021

Dit onderzoek maakt een stand van zaken op over de veiligheidssituatie in de Somalische hoofdstad Mogadishu. Het richt zich in het bijzonder op de periode van 1 december 2020 tot en met 1 juni 2021. Dit document is een update van de COI Focus van 27 december 2020. Cedoca heeft het onderzoek afgesloten op 6 juni 2021.

27 December 2020

Dit onderzoek maakt een stand van zaken op over de veiligheidssituatie in de Somalische hoofdstad Mogadishu. Het richt zich in het bijzonder op de periode van 1 maart 2020 tot en 1 december 2020. Dit document is een update van de COI Focus van 21 april 2020. Cedoca heeft het onderzoek afgesloten op 1 december 2020.

30 June 2020

Dit document maakt een stand van zaken op over de veiligheidssituatie in de noordelijke gebieden van Somalië: Somaliland, Puntland en de betwiste gebieden (de regio’s Sool en Sanaag). Het onderzoek richt zich in het bijzonder op de periode van 1 mei 2019 tot 1 mei 2020 en is een update van de gelijknamige COI Focus van 5 juni 2019. Cedoca sloot het onderzoek af op 31 mei 2020.

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