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Country Guidance Somalia 2023


Country Guidance: Somalia

Publication date: 11 August 2023

The 'Country Guidance: Somalia' represents Member States' joint assessment of the situation in the country of origin in relation to the applicable international and EU legislation on international protection. The guidance note, accompanied by the common analysis, was agreed by the Country Guidance Network of senior policy officials in June 2023 and was endorsed by the EUAA Management Board in August 2023.


In addition to this electronic publication, the 'Country Guidance: Somalia' (August 2023) is available in pdf format.

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The aim of the country guidance documents is to assist asylum decision-makers and policy-makers in their daily work and to foster convergence in the assessment of applications for international protection and the type of protection granted in the context of the common European asylum system. Member States have an obligation to take into account the common analysis and guidance notes when examining applications for international protection, without prejudice to their competence to decide on individual applications for international protection.

The EUAA country guidance documents are produced in accordance with Article 11 of the EUAA Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2021/2303). Learn more about the methodology and assessment approach of the common analysis and guidance notes in the 'Country Guidance: explained'.

 Read more in the Introduction

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Country Talks: Somalia

The ‘Country Talks: Somalia’ were held on 4 October 2023 and were an opportunity to introduce the latest update of the Country Guidance on Somalia published on 11 August 2023 along with the recent EUAA COI reports on Somalia and to engage in a conversation driven by the participants’ interest and questions.

© European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), 2023
ISBN 978-92-9403-465-6
DOI 10.2847/050619
Catalogue number BZ-04-23-774-EN-Q