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What Energy Deprivation Really Means In Refugee Camps

February 16, 2019

There are few places in the world where energy poverty is more rife than in refugee camps. About 80% of those who live in camps have absolutely minimal access to energy for cooking and heating, and about 90% have no access to electricity. Displaced families can use renewable energy to create revenues, and start the journey to reclaim their lives. Women and girls are safer when they have access to a cleaner energy source for lighting and cooking.

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Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh Switch to Environmentally Friendly LPG

November 23, 2018

Earlier this week, UNHCR kicked-off a large-scale distribution of energy-efficient Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to Rohingya refugees sheltered in Kutupalong and the other refugee settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district.

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De-Risking Humanitarian Investments

October 31, 2018

Earlier this month, Mercy Corps announced that it will only consider Lighting Global Quality Verified (QV) products when it procures standalone solar energy systems for its non U.S. based clients.

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Lighting Up the Lives of Rohingya Refugees

August 18, 2018

Oxfam and partners WEDC at Loughborough University are undertaking research on GBV and lighting around WASH facilities in camps. The research aims to establish how best to decrease the perceived risk of GBV around WASH facilities through the introduction of lighting.

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Announcement Following the Launch of Global Plan of Action, July NY

August 9, 2018

Press Release following the launch of Global Plan of Action Framework on July 11th, 2918.

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