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

It's a small community, working in what can be quite a challenging environment. It therefore attracts the adventurous type so morale is usually good. - Nov 17, 2017
Fairly large expat community (particularly for a town this small) between the diplomatic community, UN agencies, and NGOs. - Jun 23, 2016
There is a large NGO community as well as a handful of multinational mining, oil, and logistics companies. But there are only a handful of places that most expats socialize, so in a way, it's a very small town. - Aug 20, 2015
Small to medium. There are some who make the best of it and have some fun. Most try to get out regularly. I've certainly met folks that HATE it here, but most, I'd say, are finding folks with common interests to get together with now and then. Certainly not as thriving as other places I've been, even within Africa. - Dec 19, 2013
Good sized. Aside from having a decent-sized embassy, there is also a large Peace Corp and UN mission here. - Dec 24, 2012
Smallish. There are not many other embassies in the country. You have to make an effort to meet other expats from other missions/organizations but they are out there. - Aug 3, 2010
The expat community is about 25,000, due to the significant UNMIL and NGO presence. The diplomatic community is very small - only 14 missions. - Jul 13, 2009