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22 Jan 2019

Deze COI Focus beschrijft het conflict in de Two Areas in het zuiden van Soedan en analyseert de veiligheidssituatie in deze deelstaten in het licht van de ontwikkelingen sinds 2016. Daarnaast onderzoekt dit document de situatie in Khartoem van personen afkomstig uit de Two Areas, in het bijzonder (maar niet uitsluitend) leden van de etnische Nuba-gemeenschap. Het onderzoek werd afgesloten op 1 december 2018.

10 Dec 2018

In a country focus report, EASO aims to provide information focusing on selected topics of particular relevance for international protection status determination (refugee status and subsidiary protection), in this case for Malian applicants. It is not meant to be a general description of the human rights situation in the country, nor a comprehensive overview of all topics at stake in international protection status determination.

This report is divided into three main chapters: the first provides general background information on topics like geography, population, religion or political history, and includes an overview of the main actors in the crisis in northern Mali, as well as an overview of the current political situation in the country. The second chapter describes Mali’s state structure, including its administration, judiciary, and security forces. The last chapter is dedicated to the country’s security situation in the southern regions, namely Kayes, Koulikoro, Ségou and Sikasso.

26 Nov 2018

This report provides information on elements and indicators that may help in assessing the need for international protection of Nigerian applicants.

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11 December 2017

This report is based on desk research of public, specialised paper-based and electronic sources. The main research was completed up until 30 November 2017. In addition, during the research, EASO researchers conducted extensive interviews with several field experts.

23 August 2017

The report provides a general description of the socio-economic situation in three cities in Afghanistan – Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat – covering the following topics: economic growth; employment; poverty; food security; access to education; health care; housing; and coping strategies.

09 November 2016

The report aims to provide information which is relevant for international protection status determination (refugee status and subsidiary protection). In the first part, a general description is given of the security situation in Afghanistan and regional differences are highlighted. These are then explained in greater detail in the second part.

19 September 2016

This report is an update of the European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) COI report “Afghanistan, Taliban strategies, recruitment”, first published in 2012.


13 October 2017

Although domestic violence affects all segments of the population in Albania, women who are financially dependent on their husband or partner are especially concerned. Economic problems, excessive drinking and divorce situations are often the cause of violence in the family sphere.

29 June 2017

Cedoca carried out a fact-finding mission to Albania from 13th March to 21st March 2017 in order to collect information. The information in this report is obtained from Cedoca’s interlocutors during the fact-finding mission and is supplemented with information from various international reports, specialized literature and online sources.


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