Melkadida 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

Already established camp received influx from Somalia in January 2011 and most recently in April/May 2011.

Areas of Origin

65% are from Gedo, 19% are from Bay, 8% from Bakol and the rest of the population is from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 56% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 29% 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); some professionals from Mogadishu