'As a refugee, I have seen the impacts of the climate crisis up close'

From drought and flooding to increasing competition for scarce resources, South Sudanese refugee Opira Bosco Okot knows only too well how the climate crisis has made life harder for displaced people.

9 Nov 2022

Refugee-led business provides clean energy to camp residents

A Congolese refugee is providing a lifeline for thousands of refugees and their hosts in Kenya's Kakuma camp through sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.

5 Jun 2022

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