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UK Shelter Forum Technical Workshop - Health and Shelter
May 9, 2019 — May 9, 2019

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Workshop 2019
July 29, 2019 — July 30, 2019

Humanitarian Energy Conference 2019
July 31, 2019 — August 1, 2019

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Moving Energy Initiative Gathers Experts to Share Phase 2 Findings

March 26, 2019

On 12th March the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) held a research dissemination workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to share findings from the second phase of its programme.

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Water Was A Curse Then. Now, Water Is A Blessing

UNHCR and its partners are using solar power to help provide safe, clean water to thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
March 21, 2019

Climate change threatens water supply for refugees. Climate change is making the work of ensuring refugees have access to clean water and sanitation increasingly difficult. In regions like the Lake Chad Basin its contributing to devastating drought that has the potential to increase tensions between refugees and locals over increasingly scarce resources. In others, like Bangladesh, it has increased the chance of flooding and landslides in the area of Cox’s Bazar where 900,000 refugees are living. On World Water Day, UNHCR staff talk about how they are working to address these challenges with solutions such as boreholes and solar-powered water systems that benefit both refugees and local host communities.

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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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