Guidance

Somalia: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Country background note: Somalia, December 2020

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Country policy and information note: security and humanitarian situation in south and central Somalia, Somalia, November 2020

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Country information and guidance: fear of Al-Shabaab, Somalia, November 2020

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Country policy and information note: majority clans and minority groups, Somalia, January 2019

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Country information and guidance: women fearing gender-based violence, Somalia, April 2018

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 21 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added country background note: Somalia, December 2020.

  2. Updated security and humanitarian situation document and policy and information note on Al Shabaab.

  3. Information on prison conditions removed.

  4. Updated guidance on majority clans and minority groups published.

  5. New country policy and information note on security and humanitarian situation in south and central Somalia.

  6. Replaced 'Country information and guidance: women fearing gender-based harm and violence' version 3, August 2016 with version 4.

  7. Information on security situation updated.

  8. Updated guidance on fear of Al-Shabaab.

  9. Updated guidance on 'majority clans and minority groups'.

  10. First published.