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14 Jul 2022

Deze Focus biedt een overzicht van het geweld en de humanitaire situatie in de regio Tigray in Ethiopië, en behandelt de periode van vanaf september 2021 tot juni 2022.

Het document is een update van de COI Focus Ethiopië. De veiligheidssituatie in Tigray en de situatie van etnische Tigray in Ethiopië van 7 september 2021 die ingaat op het verloop van de vijandelijkheden in de regio Tigray vanaf de aanvang van het gewapend conflict in november 2020 tot eind augustus 2021. Dit rapport bouwt eveneens verder op de COI Focus Ethiopië. Spanningen in en rond Tigray van 16 november 2020 die ingaat op de oorzaken van het huidige conflict in de regio Tigray.

Het onderzoek voor deze COI Focus werd afgesloten op 12 juli 2022. 

06 Jul 2022

The purpose of the report Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Mali is to provide relevant context information in view of the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection.

The report provides background information and mapping of FGM/C practices and trends at national and regional level in Mali. While relying on the last Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in 2018, as a starting point, the report complements, contrasts and/or corroborates it with more recent studies and research carried out and published mostly in the period 2017-2022.

The report provides details on the legal and policy framework, national statistics, trends and prevalence of the practice, societal attitudes and drivers of FGM/C and information on FGM/C performers as well as types of FGM/C. Finally, the report looks into the role of national and international organisations and NGOs, as well as into consequences and treatment of women not undergoing FGM/C.

The reference period is from 2017 to April 2022.

04 Jul 2022

La présente recherche dresse un état des lieux de la situation sécuritaire au Salvador, mettant à jour le COI Focus daté du 12 octobre 2020.

La recherche documentaire a été clôturée le 14 juin 2022.

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Somalia

20 December 2017

The report is to a large extent based on a joint fact-finding mission report by the Austrian Bundesamt für Fremdwesen und Asyl/ Staatendokumentation and the Swiss Staatssekretariat für Migration, as well as a joint fact-finding mission report by the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Refugee Council.

18 June 2017

During the reporting period (1 January 2016 - 1 June 2017) security incidents took place in Puntland, Somaliland and the disputed territories. These incidents can be roughly subdivided into five categories: armed attacks and targeted killings, armed confrontation with al-Shabaab, violent actions by an ISIS offshoot (active in Puntland only), fighting between clan militias and armed confrontations between security services.

09 June 2017

This COI Focus describes the security situation in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, in particular for the period from 1 September 2016 to 1 June 2017. This document updates the COI Focus of 6 September 2016.

28 February 2016

This report was drafted by Country of Origin Information (COI) specialists from the COI units or asylum administrations listed as co‑authors in the Acknowledgements section, together with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).

Syria

14 July 2021

The purpose of this security situation report is to provide relevant information for the assessment of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular for use in updating EASO’s country guidance development on Syria.

This report is part of a series of Syria COI reports produced in 2021.

This report analyses the security situation in Syria, focusing in particular on the situation of the civilian population. The reference period is 2020 and the first three months of 2021. The report is an update of the EASO COI Report Syria – Security situation (May 2020).

26 April 2021

The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information regarding the socio-economic situation in the city of Damascus for use in the context of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular for use in updating EASO’s country guidance development on Syria.

The report is an update of the EASO COI Report Syria - Socio-economic: Damascus city (February 2020).

This report is part of a series of Syria COI reports produced in 2021.

The drafting of this report was finalised on 13 April 2021. Any event taking place after this date is not included in this report.

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