Bahn Refugee Camp & communities (Nimba)
1,757 Ivorian refugees in Nimba County
1,564 Ivorian refugees In Bahn Camp
193 Ivorian refugees in Host Communities
4,030 Refugees repatriated since December 2015
Bahn Refugee Camp was established to accommodate Ivoirians fleeing into Nimba County as a result of the presidential post-election conflict in Côte d’Ivoire in late 2010 and early 2011. In addition to Bahn Camp, which is situated in privately-owned land, the Government of Liberia allowed refugees to be hosted in 16 relocation communities.
The camp is located some 16kms from Saclepea, at the entrance of Bahn City, and covers about 225 acres with a target capacity for up to 15,000 refugees. The population of the camp as of 28 February 2018 is 1,757 refugees.
Field Office Saclepea (Nimba) closed on 31 December 2016. UNHCR Liberia Branch Office in Monrovia (Montserrado) oversees the activities in Bahn Camp (Nimba).
In 2013, 1,131 refugees out of 1,207 were relocated voluntarily from Saclepea Camp to Bahn Camp (some through organised convoys and others relocated spontaneously). In the frame of local integration, UNHCR is working in Saclepea Refugee Settlement supporting those refugees who have decided to locally integrate in the county and its host communities.