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Fuel Security and Supply Dynamics in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps of Northern Uganda

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/23/2017

Fuel Security and Supply Dynamics in Internally Displaced Persons’ Camps of Northern Uganda

Categories

Relevant sector: Nutrition, Food Security

Resource type: Website

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis

Language of the document: English


Author

Joy Clancy, Magi Matinga, Milkyas Debebe

Organization

The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance

Description

This study aimed at examining the fuel supply mechanisms in Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps of Northern Uganda. About 1.2 million IDPs in Northern Uganda have put a lot of stress on the wood resources (major source of fuel) resulting into forests depletion, making firewood scarce, expensive and not affordable by many IDPs. The conditions related to or resulting from cooking fuel scarcity have an impact on foodsecurity, health, environmental protection and, also enhance gender-based violence. Although fuel shortage impacts in camps are known, the fuel issues are rarely thought of by the government, NGOs and other relief agencies. The main objective of the study was therefore, to gain an insight into how fuel supply in the IDPs’ camps can be made reliable, secure and adequate.

Year of publication

2009