The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information for the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection. In particular, it is intended to inform the update of the Country Guidance on Afghanistan April 2022.
The reference period is from 1 December 2021 until 30 June 2022. Some additional information was added during the finalisation of this report in response to feedback received during the quality control process, until 4 August 2022. The drafting of this report was finalised on 29 July 2022.
The first chapter provides background information on Afghanistan; chapters two to seven provide an overview of key socio-economic indicators for Afghanistan and Kabul City, chapter eight covers child specific issues, chapter nine provides information on networks of support and chapter ten deals with mobility and travel in the country. In addition, most chapters also include subsections on the situation of women-headed households, as well as on the situation of IDPs and returnees.
The EUAA acknowledges as the drafter of this report:
• Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD).
The following departments and organisations have reviewed the report:
• Greece, Asylum Processes and Training Department, Greek Asylum Service, Ministry of Migration and Asylum;
• Sweden, Unit for Migration Analysis, the Swedish Migration Agency.
This report is produced in line with the EASO COI Report Methodology (2019) and the EASO COI Writing and Referencing Style Guide (2019).