Solar cooperatives give refugees and locals in Ethiopia clean energy and livelihoods

Refugees and locals are coming together to provide affordable, green energy to their communities in Ethiopia's Somali region.

3 Jun 2021

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

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

Clean water brings life, and hope, to refugees and hosts in Uganda

A solar-powered water facility is saving lives in refugee settlements and host communities that previously suffered shortages.

10 Dec 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 Za'atari camp goes green with new solar plant

Largest project of its kind in a refugee camp will provide welcome additional power to residents and slash carbon emissions and energy costs

14 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