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07 Feb 2020

The purpose of this report is to analyse the situation of women in Syria, focusing mainly on the general situation of women in the country while also paying special attention to area-specific features in those parts of Syria under the control of non-state armed groups, information relevant for international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular to inform the EASO country guidance development on Syria.

The first draft of this report was finalised on 18 November 2019. Some additional information was added during the finalisation of this report in response to feedback received during the quality control process, until 10 January 2020. Any event taking place after this date is not included in this report.

27 Jan 2020

This report concerns the Syrian territories, which have been outside the control of the Government of Syria (GoS) and returned to GoS control through so-called reconciliation agreements. It explores how these agreements were reached, their consequences for the population of the respective areas, as well as how GoS exerts its control in the aftermath. Not all areas/cities are included, but rather a selection that serves to illustrate the different developments.

The report covers the period from 2014 until October 2019. The drafting of this report was finalised on 1 October 2019. Some additional information was added during the finalisation of this report in response to feedback received during the quality control process until 28 October 2019.

20 Jan 2020

Le présent rapport est une mise à jour du COI Focus daté du 14 juin 2019. Il s’intéresse à l’attitude des autorités congolaises vis-à-vis de leurs ressortissants de retour après avoir quitté illégalement la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et/ou avoir introduit une demande de protection internationale en Belgique et/ou y avoir séjourné. Le traitement que réservent les autorités aux ressortissants de retour en raison de leur profil politique, ethnique, religieux ou terroriste ne fait pas l’objet de cette recherche.

Le retour dans le pays d’origine doit être envisagé lorsque l’étranger ne réunit plus les conditions requises pour son séjour en Belgique. Ce retour peut être volontaire ou forcé.

Ce rapport couvre la période allant de mai à décembre 2019. La recherche documentaire pour cette mise à jour s’est clôturée le 17 décembre 2019.

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Mali

12 March 2018

Ce document est une mise à jour partielle du COI Focus « Mali. Situation sécuritaire » du 10 février 2017. Il traite uniquement de la situation sécuritaire dans le sud du pays durant la période du 1er janvier 2017 au 1er février 2018. La situation sécuritaire dans les régions du nord et du centre a fait l’objet de deux COI Focus séparés1. Les recherches pour cette mise à jour ont été clôturées le 9 février 2018.

21 September 2017

This document is a partial update of the COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire published 10 February 2017, as it only analyses the security situation in the north of the country. It covers the period from 1 January to 31 August 2017. The security situation in central Mali is analysed in the COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire au centre du pays dated 3 August 2017. The research for this update was concluded on 31 August 2017.

03 August 2017

This document is a partial update of the COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire published 10 February 2017,  as it only analyses the security situation in the two centrally located regions of Ségou and Mopti. It covers the period from 1 January to 31 July 2017. The research for this update was concluded on 2 August 2017.

18 July 2017

The Demographic and Health Survey conducted by the Mali government in 2012-2013 indicated that the prevalence of female genital mutilation reaches 91 % in Mali. A report published by UNICEF in 2013 gives a figure of 89 %.

Nicaragua

20 December 2018

This document is an unofficial translation of a publication by Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio (Costa Rica) with the title Informe de País de Origen. Nicaragua published in December 2018.

The translation from Spanish into English was made by the Office of the Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons (CGRS). The author is not responsible for the translated document.

This material has been prepared by the Administrative Court of Migration for use in decisions on appeals filed by asylums seekers of Nicaraguan origin.

Niger

20 June 2019

This COI Focus describes the current security situation in Niger, more particularly during the period from 1 February 2018 to 30 April 2019. It updates two previous COI Focus Niger. Situation sécuritaire dated 23 May 2016 and Niger. Addendum. Situation sécuritaire du 1er mai 2016 au 31 janvier 2018 dated 20 February 2018.

The documentary research was closed on 2 May 2019. However, because the Nigerian government decided, at the time of writing this COI Focus, i. e. in June 2019, to extend the state of emergency in several départements, information on this topic has been updated.

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