Kobe 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 began on 24 June 2011 and ended 16 July 2011, during which time the Camp has grown rapidly.

Areas of Origin

52% of residents are from Bay, 30% are from Gedo, 13% are from Bakol, remaining are from various areas in Somalia.

Cultural Background

Sunni Muslim

Majority (80%) are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 12% 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)