EASO COI Report. Socio-economic situation: Damascus City


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 first chapter provides a brief overview of the city of Damascus; the second chapter covers issues related to freedom of movement, and the third chapter provides an overview of key socio-economic indicators for Damascus.

The drafting of this report was finalised on 13 April 2021. 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.

Additionally, the Country of Origin Information Department of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum provided research contributions during the drafting phase of this report by sharing with EASO the English translation of its COI Syria Country Report.

The following departments and organisations have reviewed the report:

Austria, Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum, Country of Origin Information Department

France, Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA), Information, Documentation and Research Division

The Netherlands, Afdeling Ambtsberichten, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

This report was written according to the EASO COI Report Methodology (June 2019).


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