Energy access to displaced people


Contributed by Eaman Aman and Salman Zafar

There is a strong link between the serious humanitarian situation of war-displaced people and lack of access to sustainable energy resources. According to a 2015 UNCHR report, there are more than 65.3 million displaced people around the world, which is by far the highest level of human displacement ever documented. Access to clean and affordable energy is a prerequisite for sustainable development of mankind, and refugees are no exception. Needless to say, almost all refugee camps are plagued by fuel poverty and urgent measure are required to make camps livable. More ..