Information on whether it was possible before the war for a person born in Baidoa to have a birth certificate issued in Baidoa, or whether he/she had to travel to Mogadishu to get one [SOM27549.E]

Information on whether a person born in Baidoa could obtain a birth certificate in Baidoa or whether he or she had to travel to Mogadishu to get one could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB. For information on birth certificates in Somalia, please consult the following Information Requests, all of which are available at Regional Documentation Centres and on SHARENET: SOM23159.E of 27 February 1996, SOM21509.E of 31 August 1995, SOM18375.E of 18 October 1994 and SOM12922 of January 1993.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. Weekly.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [London]. Monthly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996. 1997.

The Europa World Year Book 1996. 1996. 37th ed. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1996.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1996, 1997.

Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. Bimonthly.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1996-1997.

New African [London]. Monthly.

West Africa [London]. Weekly.

Electronic sources: DIRB Databases, Global News Bank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, World News Connection (WNC).