UNHCR

DESA-UNHCR Event Highlights Energy-Humanitarian Nexus [viewed]

humanitarian-response18 September 2016: A high-level event on the eve of the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants highlighted connections between sustainable energy and humanitarian responses to displacement. Participants at the event, titled 'Leaving no one behind: Energy for humanitarian response and sustainable development,' argued that displaced people's energy needs must be met in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all).

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Event: UN High-Level Event: Leaving No One Behind: Energy for Humanitarian Response and Sustainable Development [viewed]

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are organizing this panel discussion on the eve of the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants. The event will promote the use of sustainable energy and highlight its value in improving health, education, women's empowerment and resilience to crises. The organizers are showcasing various energy solutions and emphasizing the need to improve energy access for refugees and displaced people in camps, given that 80% of them do not have such access. The event is organized in partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the IKEA Foundation, the Moving Energy Initiative, Schneider Electric and UN-Energy.  

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Spring Meetings Address Humanitarian-Development Link [viewed]

wb_imf17 April 2016: The refugee crisis, a slowing economy and other global challenges were in focus for the central bankers, ministers of finance and development and civil society representatives participating in the 2016 World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings.

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UNHCR Launches Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Strategy for Refugees [viewed]

UNHCR13 May 2014: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a global strategy to enable millions of refugees to have regular and reliable access to fuel and energy for cooking and lighting, without fear or risk to their health, personal security or wellbeing, through the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) strategy.

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Global Alliance Highlights Climate Change Mitigation Benefits of Clean Cookstoves [viewed]

October 2012: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has prepared a factsheet that identifies a positive correlation between the use of clean cookstoves and climate change mitigation, highlighting that, if well designed, clean cookstoves can reduce emissions associated with cooking with biomass.

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UNHCR Supplies Solar Lamps to Refugee Students [viewed]

23 February 2012: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing targeted assistance to support young refugees in Uganda to succeed in schools, including by providing refugee students with rechargeable solar lamps to increase their study time. 

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UNHCR Helps Equip Refugee Camps with Fuel Efficient Stoves [viewed]

26 January 2012: The UN Human Rights Commission's (UNHCR) five-year campaign called ‘Light Years Ahead' is helping to provide lighting and fuel-efficient stoves in African refugee camps to support the livelihoods of the people and improve the safety of women and girls.

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