20 of December 2019

Renewables for energy access in humanitarian situations

Renewables for refugee settlements: Sustainable energy access in humanitarian situations, released by IRENA  in cooperation with UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency - at the Global Refugee Forum currently taking place in Geneva, examines the energy needs at refugee camps and identifies renewables-based solutions for four sites in Iraq and Ethiopia. Solar mini-grids in particular, are highlighted as being able to boost the efficiency of humanitarian operations, avoid costly diesel consumption, and support recently arrived refugees with immediate, reliable electricity access.


The report was launched as both organisations agreed in a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their existing cooperation on promoting renewable energy solutions for the improvement of the humanitarian situation for millions of people displaced from their homes today.


Read the full article here.