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UNHCR Project to improve access to household fuel and lighting for Malian refugees in Sag-Nioniogo camp

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/06/2017

UNHCR Project to improve access to household fuel and lighting for Malian refugees in Sag-Nioniogo camp

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking, Lighting

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

UNHCR and its implementing partners distribute firewood to beneficiaries for cooking in Sag-Nioniogo Camp ID 93 in Center, Burkina Faso. They also promote energy saving practices through the construction of mud stoves, distribution of a local metalic stove (Roumdé), and introduction of a solar cooker blazing tube. They also distribute solar lanterns for household lighting. In the past, they have utilized the Devos model of solar cooker made from inexpensive materials, but this will no longer be continued. Currently, the average firewood usage in Sag-Nioniogo camp is approximately 5 tons per month. The solar cooker blazing tube is well accepted by the refugees. The mud stove materials are too cumbersome and refugees do not want to participate in making them. Additionally, during rainy season the mud stoves disintegrate. The solar cooker blazing tube has had better success, but it requires 5 liters of vegetable oil (over a period of 18 months) and the refugees do not always want to provide it. The Devos model of solar cooker was not successful and refugees in this setting did not use it.

Location

Unnamed Road, Burkina Faso

Starting and ending date

From 11/06/2017 to 11/06/2017

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

691 Malian refugees

Names of implementing partners

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Caritas Burkina Faso (OCADES), HELP

Funding sources

N/A