With UNHCR in Palabek Kal, Host Community in Uganda

Saturday, July 15, 2017

UNHCR supports beneficiaries in the refugees settlement, host community, boarder points and health centres of Palabek Kal.

Training and demonstration done by LWF staff at Palabek Gem Sub-county, Lamwo district. Uganda.

To date, a total of 300 Solvatten water treatment kits have been distributed to beneficiaries in the refugees settlement, host community, boarder points and health centres (in the settlement and host community). Solvatten is being provided to persons of concern living near streams; hence, might be tempted to fetch and use unsafe water from the nearby streams. This has been realised thanks to our ongoing CSR partnership with NORES and others.

One of the beneficiaries at Ngomoromo border point signing gainst his name on Solvatten distribution form after receiving Solvatten kit.

Solvatten Kakuma

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Solvatten used by the Lutheran World Federation

It is now possible to contribute to more Solvatten in the world! 

The Church of Sweden International Mission in collaboration with the international aid agency Lutheran World Federation (LWF) are launching Solvatten in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The goal of the project is to reduce environmental degradation by enabling people to use alternative sources of energy in the camp and in the host community that surrounds it.

Supply of fire wood has been a problem in Kakuma region since the camp was set up in 1992 but it has escalated in the past two years, despite that the refugees are not allowed to harvest firewood directly from the bushes. This is attributed to the continu

ous massive influx of people into the camp leading to the environmental degradation through the harvesting of sticks from the available vegetation for firewood. Firewood has become very expensive and the UNHCR struggles to purchase and supply fuel to the growing population of refugees in the camp.

The project reduces the amount of firewood being used inside the camps and alongside reduce the tree harvesting around the camps. The local community saves money, the environment will hence be protected and the tensions between the host population and the camp dwellers will be reduced.

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Solvatten to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Church of Sweden and the aid agency Lutheran World Federation (LWF) are launching

Solvatten in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The goal of the project is to reduce environmental degradation by enabling people to use alternative sources of energy in the camp and in the host community that surrounds it.

Supply of fire wood has been a problem in Kakuma region since the camp was set up in 1992 but it has escalated in the past two years, despite that the refugees are not allowed to harvest firewood directly from the bushes. This is attributed to the continuous massive influx of people into the camp leading to the environmental degradation through the harvesting of sticks from the available vegetation for firewood. Firewood has become very expensive and the UNHCR struggles to purchase and supply fuel to the growing population of refugees in the camp.

The project will reduce the amount of firewood being used inside the camps and alongside reduce the tree harvesting around the camps. The local community will save money, the environment will be protected and the tensions between the host population and the camp dwellers will be reduced.

If you want to contribute to this initiative, donate here