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22 November 2018

Cedoca: Mali - Security Situation

L’objectif de la présente recherche consiste à dresser un état des lieux de la situation sécuritaire au
Mali. Elle porte sur la période allant de janvier à septembre 2018.
Ce document constitue une mise à jour globale de plusieurs COI Focus distincts rédigés en 2017 et
2018 et qui concernaient, chaque fois, une seule région. Il s’agit du COI Focus Mali. Situation
sécuritaire au centre du pays du 3 août 2017, du COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire au nord du pays
du 21 septembre 2017 complété par un COI Focus intitulé Mali. Situation sécuritaire au nord du pays.
Addendum – Evénements survenus entre septembre 2017 et mai 2018 du 7 juin 2018 et enfin du COI
Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire au sud du pays du 12 mars 2018. Les recherches pour cette mise à
jour ont été clôturées le 15 octobre 2018.
L’analyse se compose de huit parties. La première constitue un bref rappel historique du contexte
général et des événements qui se sont déroulés au Mali à partir de 2012. La situation politique et
sécuritaire est abordée dans le deuxième chapitre. Les parties en présence - forces armées nationales
et internationales et groupes armés - sont passées en revue dans le troisième chapitre. Le chapitre
suivant constitue une description de la violence (typologie et cibles). La répartition géographique de
la violence, les déplacements de population consécutifs à celle-ci et les conséquences sur la vie
quotidienne font l’objet des trois dernières sections.

The report can be downloaded at https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/belgium/PLib/COI_Focus_Mali__Situation_s_curitaire.pdf


16 November 2018

Landinfo and Danish Immigration Service: Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Women and men in honour-related conflicts

Report based on interviews in Erbil and Sulaimania, KRI: prevalence of honour-related conflict; social reactions; consequences of extramarital relationships; possibility for protection by the authorities; possibility for protection from tribes and families; Men as victims in honour-related conflicts in KRI 

The report can be downloaded at https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/denmark/PLib/IRAQ_Report_on_honour_related_conflicts.pdf

08 November 2018

Lifos report: Palestinian in the Middle East - residence and documents

The aim of this report is to clarify the status and the documentation provided to Palestinians in the Middle East, as well as the procedures pertaining to issuance of these documents in the various countries hosting Palestinian residents. It is limited to the documents of Palestinians in these countries, and therefore the report does not intend to provide information about how documents are issued in general. The report does not cover every country in the Middle East but only countries hosting the majority of Palestinian residents over time. The countries that the report focuses on are, therefore: Palestine (West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem), Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. However, Palestinians also reside in other countries in the Middle East, such as in North Africa and in additional Gulf countries. 

The report can be downloaded at: https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/sweden/PLib/18110560.pdf

08 November 2018

Landinfo and Danish Immigration Service publish two FFM reports on KRI

The reports are the product of a joint mission conducted by Landinfo, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and the Country of Origin Information Division, Danish Immigration Service (DIS) to Erbil and Sulaimania, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (KRI) from 22 to 30 April 2018. One report deals with the security situation in the disputed areas, profiles of persons targeted by security actor, situation for IDPs, access and residency in KRI. The other report deals with procedures for the issuance of the new Iraqi ID card.
The reports can be downloaded at https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/denmark/PLib/IRAQ_Report_on_security_IDPs_and_access.pdf
https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/denmark/PLib/IRAQ_Report_on_issuance_of_ID_cards.pdf

24 October 2018

Landinfo: Iraq, Kirkuk security situation August 2018

The report addresses the security situation in Kirkuk province in the period January-August 2018. It describes the violence in the province and illustrates where and how the individual actors in the conflict operate. Target groups and victims of acts of violence are key issues. The report highlights the IDP situation and goes further into what prevents IDPs from returning to their homes in the province. The report is in Norwegian.
The report can be downloaded at https://coi.easo.europa.eu/administration/norway/PLib/Irak_temanotat_Sikkerhetssituasjonen_i_Kirkuk_provins_per_august_2018_HRN_24102018.pdf