Brong Ahafo Region
The Fetentaa Camp was established in June 2011. It is one of three camps hosting Ivorian refugees in Ghana. Asylum seekers from OseiKodjokrom and Kasap transit center were relocated to Fetentaa when the camp was opened. The movement of people from the two locations took effect on 19 June 2011.
At the end of the presidential elections in Cote D’ivoire which resulted in a stalemate leading to battles in Abidjan and other urban areas of the country, there was an influx of refugees into Brong Ahafo Region, Mid-West Ghana. The refugees were initially hosted by UNHCR in a transit camp at Kasap in the Brong Ahafo Region.
As with all camps in Ghana, the Fetentaa Camp is managed by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) staff seconded to the Ghana Refugee Board. UNHCR Implementing Partners such as the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), the Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services, (AGREDS) as well as the National Catholic Secretariat (NCS) all have their presence on the camp.
The Camp is 1 kilometer away from the Fetentaa Township. Administratively, Fetentaa falls under the Berekum Municipality and it is found between the Berekum and Drobo townships.
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