Refugees in Sudan reap benefits of clean cooking energy

A switch to ethanol reduces risky trips in search of firewood, slows deforestation and creates healthier home environments for refugees in White Nile state.

26 Feb 2021

UNHCR private-sector partners win big at this year's FT/IFC awards

IKEA Foundation and Vodafone Foundation receive recognition for their work with UNHCR in solving challenges faced by refugees

8 Oct 2020

Turning weeds into energy in Ethiopia

A cooperative of Somali refugees and Ethiopian host community, supported by the IKEA Foundation, turn invasive weeds into energy.

13 Dec 2019

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

24 Oct 2019

Bottled gas scheme eases fuel crisis for Rohingya refugees

A move from firewood to liquefied petroleum gas for cooking benefits health, eases pressure on the environment and avoids hazardous trips into the forest.

23 Nov 2018

IOC launches campaign to bring light to refugee camps

International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in 'Become the Light' campaign for refugee camps without adequate lighting.

20 Nov 2017

EURELECTRIC and UNHCR announce partnership to offer sustainable and clean energy to refugees

17 Nov 2017

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.

17 May 2017

Azraq, the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

Joint UNHCR/IKEA Foundation

17 May 2017