EASO publishes update on the security situation in Afghanistan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an update to its COI report on the security situation in Afghanistan.

The 245 pages report updates a December 2017 report on the same topic.

The report is based mainly on information provided by the COI unit of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (BFA Staatendokumentation).

From EASO’s press release:

„It provides an update of some of the information found to be time-sensitive, while still referring to the December 2017 report for more long-term, contextual information. [...]

The ‘Afghanistan Security situation - Update’ provides a description of the security situation in general in Afghanistan, as well as the situation in each of the 34 provinces and Kabul City. In these provincial chapters, a subchapter is dedicated to the actors in the conflict in this province. A second subchapter describes the recent security trends and the impact on the civilian population. [...]

The report is drafted in accordance with the EASO COI Report Methodology. It was based on information provided by the Country of Origin Information (COI) department from the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum, completed with information added by the EASO COI sector. The report was reviewed and commented upon by COI researchers from Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Slovakia and Sweden.“ (EASO, 30 May 2018)

The report is available at:

EASO – European Asylum Support Office: Afghanistan Security Situation - Update, May 2018

Please note: The document above is a replaced version of the update initially published.

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