This report was drafted by COI officers from the COI sector of the Information and Analysis Unit in the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).
This report covers topics on individuals targeted by armed actors within the context of the conflict in Afghanistan. This report is written in conjunction with a report on targeting of individuals in society titled, EASO COI Report - Afghanistan: Individuals targeted under societal and legal norms.
The information is a result of desk research of public, specialised paper-based and electronic sources until 27 November 2017. In addition, during the research, EASO researchers conducted extensive interviews with three experts (Borhan Osman, Abubakar Siddique and Anand Gopal).
The drafting of this report was finalised on 27 November 2017.
The following cooperated in reviewing and commenting on the report:
- Lifos – Centre for Country of Origin Information and Analysis, Swedish Migration Agency
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), RSD Section
- Neamat Nojumi, a scholar at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution with more than 20 years experience in democratisation, conflict analysis and state-building in Central and Southwest Asia.
- United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA), Human Rights Service.
This report was written according to the EASO COI Report Methodology.
The general security situation in Afghanistan is largely determined by a long-term, ongoing, internal armed conflict which has resulted in many Afghans being uprooted or seeking refuge in another country. In order to assess the need for international protection, the Commissioner General takes into account the fact that there are fundamental differences between the regions of Afghanistan when it comes to the security situation, the nature and intensity of the violence.