A future-looking environmental approach in Tanzania

A future-looking environmental approach in Tanzania

Refugees in Tanzania find a safe life in a stable country whose government and people are welcoming. But the intense demands they’ve placed for decades on a sensitive, rural landscape is degrading the environment and causing relations to deteriorate. When refugees and...
Light impacts SGBV, but not in the way you think

Light impacts SGBV, but not in the way you think

A walk in the dark through Belgangi Refugee Camp In February 2015, I was lucky enough to visit Belgangi Refugee Camp, Nepal at night. Where we left the car in a group the headlights, a streetlight, and lights in the medical center illuminated the space we occupied. We...
How I began manufacturing solar lights for my community

How I began manufacturing solar lights for my community

My name is Abdullahi Mohomed Adow. I’m a 33-year-old refugee from Somalia, currently living with my family (my wife and our eight children, and my mother) in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. We arrived here in 2009, after the situation in Somalia became too dangerous for us to...
You use more energy burning toast than most refugees hope to have.

You use more energy burning toast than most refugees hope to have.

In the video below, world famous track cyclist Robert Förstemann battles a 700w toaster. Can he, with his 74cm legs, generate enough energy to create a golden-brown toast? The challenge was set up to show how much energy we humans consume compared to what we can...
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