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Energy Options For Refugee Camps

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Energy Options For Refugee Camps
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Stephen Gitonga
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By June 1995, the East Africa region had hosted some four million refugees which was more than half of the continents share of seven and a half million. The figure is alarmingly high from the energy requirements point of view. It is estimated that the daily fuelwood requirement per person in the refugee camps is 1.7 kilograms. Based on the June 1995 figures, 6.8 million kilograms of firewood are consumed by the East African refugee community daily. Energy requirements are an important part of the refugee situation and severe shortages can have serious social and environmental results...
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37
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Technologies
010 Stoves
Service type
012 Cooking
Fuels
Wood
Location: continent
Africa
Location: asian countries
Pakistan
Keywords
MudStoves    RefugeeCamps    Energy    Reforestation    BoilingPoint37   

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