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September 26, 2017 — September 28, 2017

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October 24, 2017 — October 28, 2017

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World Food Programme's SAFE Initiative Featured in New Video

May 17, 2017

The World Food Programme has released a new animated video featuring its Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) initiative, which has reached over 6 million people in 18 countries, meeting a target set in 2009. The aim is now to help 10 million people safely prepare their meals by 2020.

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Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

New solar plant is the first of its kind in a refugee setting, and will transform the lives of thousands of Syrians living in harsh desert environment
May 17, 2017

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy.

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Clean Energy for Migrants and Vulnerable Groups

Focus of a Vienna Energy Forum Side Event
May 9, 2017

An event held on the sidelines of the Vienna Energy Forum focused on innovative mechanisms to provide sustainable access to clean energy to migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups, to improve their daily lives and give them hope for a better future. Participants at the event, titled, “Clean energy for migrants and vulnerable groups”, noted that global challenges such as climate change, threats to human security, political instability and economic inequality have contributed to the migration of vulnerable communities.

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Malawi: Internet and Mobile Connectivity

Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugees’ Well-Being
May 4, 2017

Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. UNHCR teamed up with Microsoft and launched an initiative on March 2017 that will provide internet connectivity to refugees living in Dzaleka Camp. Solar panels have been installed to supply green power to the connectivity centres.

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How Safe Stoves are Lifting Millions of Women Out of Poverty

This International Women's Day, we're highlighting one of the smartest—and simplest—innovations to improve the lives of women and girls.
March 8, 2017

Even after fleeing her home to live in a camp for displaced families, Insaf struggled – like so many women – by spending hours of her day collecting firewood in a landscape where trees are few and far between. But then Insaf discovered the World Food Programme’s Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Initiative, where she spent nearly two weeks learning how to make fuel-efficient simple stoves and fire briquettes.

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How SAFE Stoves are Changing People’s Lives

Less firewood, more meals and better nutrition
February 23, 2017

Lack of firewood and a four-hour daily walk to collect new supplies often meant families were undercooking or even skipping their meals in the region of Gitega, central Burundi. Now fuel-efficient stoves are transforming people's lives and also generating extra income for some families. The World Food Programme's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy, or SAFE, initiative has reached over 6 million people in 18 countries, meeting a target set in 2009. The aim now is to assist 10 million people by 2020. Here we take a closer look at Burundi's story.

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