The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information regarding the socio-economic situation in Damascus City for use in the context of international protection status determination, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, especially in view of the EASO country guidance development on Syria.
The first section of this report provides a brief overview of Damascus City; the second chapter covers issues related to freedom of movement; the third chapter provides an overview of key socio-economic indicators for Damascus; and the final section provides information on certain groups such as orphans and victims of sexual/gender-based violence, and networks of support.
This report was finalised on 30 January 2020. Any event taking place after this date is not included in this report.
This report was drafted by the European Asylum Support Office COI Sector. The following departments and organisations have reviewed the report:
- Austria, Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum, Country of Origin Information Department
- ACCORD, the Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation
This report was written according to the EASO COI Report Methodology (June 2019).