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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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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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