Update to SOM25764.E of 16 January 1997 on the Marehan control of Gedo region, including the territories the Marehan subclan occupies and administers, and the relationship among the subclans, information on the Reer Koshin administration and control of Haba Harre [Gabaharey] and Abudwar, and information on the Reer Dini administration in Bardhere and Eli Dhere in Belet Hawa [SOM26182.E]

For information on the above-mentioned subjects, please see the attached document.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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.


Roland Marchand. n.d. "Gedo Region: An Introduction," pp. 1-80. (Report prepared for the European Commission/Somali Unit)