Kenya: The Bravan or Barawan refugee camp in Mombasa including, when it opened, a section called Hatine [Hatimy], its location and whether it is still operating
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1998|
|Citation / Document Symbol||KEN29996.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Kenya: The Bravan or Barawan refugee camp in Mombasa including, when it opened, a section called Hatine [Hatimy], its location and whether it is still operating, 1 September 1998, KEN29996.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aaff1c.html [accessed 24 October 2014]|
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According to the UNHCR Kenya,
The Barawan camp...was known as Hatimy Refugee Camp...It was established in 1992 and closed down in 1997. The name Hatimy was derived from the owner of the land who offered its usage for the local refugees, a Mr. Hatimy, whilst the name Barawan is a description derived of the Somali clan which comprised the camp. It was situated 18 kms North of Mombasa Island before the Mwtapa Creek.
The camp had four zones altogether with a population of about 4,500 persons, namely zones A,B,C and D. Hatimy Camp was closed down in 1997 with the resettlement of most of its residents to the United States of America and relocation of its remaining population to Kakuma Camp in the north-west of Kenya (UNHCR Ottawa, 24. Aug. 1998).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). 1 September 1998. Letter to Research Directorate.
Additional Sources Consulted
Agence France Presse (AFP). 8 March 1997. "UNHCR Relocates Somali Refugees in Kenya" (NEXIS)
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 1997. 1998. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.
UNHCR [Nairobi]. Information Bulletin. 8 March 1997. "UNHCR Relocates Somali Refugees in Kenya." (NEXIS)
US Committee for Refugees (USCR). World Refugee Survey 1992-1998. Washington, DC:USC.
Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, RFEWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).
Two oral sources consulted did not provide information on the requested subject.