Hilaweyn Camp profile as of 31 August 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Aug 2013 View Original

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will begin on 05 August 2011 and will complete early September 2011, during which time Hilaweyn Camp has grown rapidly

Areas of Origin

50% are from Gedo, 31% are from Bay, 17% are from Bakol, remaining are from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 64% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 22% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations

Pastoralists (livestock herding: goats, camels, cows, sheep and donkeys)