Refugee Camp

Krisan Refugee Camp

Refugee Camp. Settlement was established in 1996 following an influx of Liberian refugees fleeing conflict. Following the closure of Klikor Camp in Volta Region, Togolese refugees were relocated from the Volta Region in 1997 and 1998. From 2000 to 2002, Sierra Leoneans fleeing conflict in their home country were also sent to Krisan.

Krisan is also home to Sudanese refugees who began arriving in Ghana from late 2004 and a mixed range of other nationalities, including Congolese (DRC and Congo Brazzaville), Rwandans, Chadians and Ivorians. As with all camps in Ghana, the Krisan Settlement is managed by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) staff seconded to Ghana Refugee Board.

Krisan is a remote, rural community located approximately 48 Kilometers from the Ghana-Ivory Coast border town of Elubo. It is situated in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region of Ghana about 2 kilometers from Eikwe, and a kilometer away from Sanzule. Krisan has an estimated population of 1,500 people majority of whom are of the Nzema tribe. The people of Krisan are ruled by a chief, but they are under the jurisdiction of the Atuabo Paramouncy

Krisan has a community school, but does not have a health center therefore they have to rely on the Saint Martin De Porres Catholic Hospital located in nearby Eikwe. The residents of Krisan are mainly farmers, with raffia being the major crop of economic importance. In recent times, the ongoing Ghana Gas Pipeline Project has injected a lot of alternative employment and economic activities in this area. The people of Krisan are very hospitable, and have been living in peace with the refugees in the Krisan Camp since 1996.