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What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Given the location, expat morale is surprisingly high, but that is beginning to change following the January 2016 terrorist attack. There seems to have been an above-average number of people in the development community cutting short contracts or choosing not to extend. Within the Embassy, I would characterize morale as high. The Embassy goes to great lengths to make our lives as comfortable as possible here. Historically nearly everyone who can extend for a third year has done so. It remains to be seen how that will change in the future. - May 21, 2016
Fairly small English speaking expat community. Most of our friends have been made through the school. Morale at the Embassy is good. Most people are quite happy here and many extend for a 3rd year. - Aug 8, 2015
Few Americans, Brits and Canadians. Fairly large French and francophone European community. - Jun 9, 2015
Morale depends on who you listen to and hang out with. We're happy here. Most people are happy here. It would be naive to think that it's always easy and enjoyable. It's a hard place to live and sometimes that is just too much to handle. - Jan 16, 2015
There are probably 200 or so Americans and countless other expats. - Jul 30, 2013
Relatively small English speaking community. - Jul 8, 2013
Small and insular. We don't see them much other than on the commuting roads and supermarkets. - Apr 19, 2013
The expat community is pretty large, but mostly Francophone. The English-speaking expat community is pretty small, you'll know the majority of other Americans within 6 months. - Nov 18, 2012
Medium. - Aug 6, 2010
Around 200 - Only about 20 or 30 in the Embassy community (not counting spouses or kids). - Jul 25, 2008
Very large, but spread out. There are a lot of international NGOs and a lot of missionaries. - Jun 18, 2008