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Recent reports

04 Apr 2019

The purpose of this research is to assess the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) for the period from 1 January 2018 to 23 March 2019. This document is an update of two COI Focuses: one on the security situation in the CAR of 17 November 2017 and the other on the security situation in Bangui of 19 April 2018. Documentary research was closed on 25 March 2019.

04 Apr 2019

Depuis 2014, le Venezuela traverse une crise à la fois politique et socio-économique. L’hyperinflation a un impact sérieux sur la capacité à obtenir un accès à de la nourriture, des médicaments et d’autres biens de base. Le Venezuela continue d’être un des pays les plus violents du monde et connaît un exode massif de sa population. Les sanctions étrangères visent désormais une septantaine de personnes.

01 Apr 2019

The report aims to provide relevant information for the purposes of the examination of applications for international protection. In particular, it is intended to inform the update of the chapter on Internal Protection Alternative within the Country Guidance on Afghanistan 2019 update.

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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.


12 March 2019

This report provides a general overview of the security situation in Iraq, covering the following topics: a general background of recent conflicts in Iraq; the current political situation; information on the main armed actors and their territorial presence and role; an overview of recent security trends; the impact of the violence on the civilian population; and the impact of the violence on the state ability to secure law and order.

12 March 2019

The data on civilian deaths/incidents contained in this report was gathered, extracted, analysed and presented by Iraq Body Count (IBC), with coordination and facilitation by EASO’s Country of Origin Information (COI) sector team.

07 March 2019

This report aims to provide information on topics related to the targeting of individuals by armed actors in Iraq, as well as by sectors of society. The report deals with the modus operandi, methods and targeting strategies used by armed actors, both on the side of the insurgents as on the side of state armed actors and affiliated armed groups, in the context of the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Society-based targeting on issues such as transgression of social norms, gender, crime, or on the basis of particular identities, is also discussed in a separate chapter.


05 February 2019

The EASO COI Report: Iraq – Internal mobility aims to provide information on legal and practical aspects of mobility in Iraq.


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