Egyeikrom Refugee Camp

: Aerial view of Egyeikrom Camp with semi-permanent shelters.  Photo credit: UNHCR/S. Adatsi

Egyeikrom Camp was opened by the Government of Ghana and the UNHCR on July 20, 2011 to serve as one of the camps hosting Ivorian Refugees in Ghana.

As with all camps in Ghana, the Egyeikrom Camp is managed by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) staff seconded to the Ghana Refugee Board.

Egyeikrom is a rural community in the Central Region with a population of about 1,400 people, situated in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Constituency (KEEA) of the Central Region.

The local community there are mainly into farming; growing oil palm, pineapple and acacia.

The camp occupies an area of about 53 acres, with almost all of the initial plastic tents now converted to semi-permanent buildings.

With the support of Donors and Partners, UNHCR has built a nursery, primary and Junior High Schools in the camp. With integration of UNHCR activities into national systems, the school is now serving not only the refugees but children from the Camp Community and surrounding areas. The School happens to be one of the top schools in the District and has become the preferred choice of school for most parents in the area for their wards. Teachers are assigned by the Ghana Education Service and the school benefits from the national school feeding program.

Egyeikrom Refugee camp primary and JHS block.

Egyeikrom Police Station built by UNHCR in the camp.  Photo credit: UNHCR/S. Adatsi

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