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Camp Cooking: Family - Community - Central

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Camp Cooking: Family - Community - Central
Authors (non HEDON members)
Matthew Owen
Abstract
The environmental and financial implications of refugee energy consumption are well known, and in particular the enormous demands they place on forest resources to meet their needs for fuelwood. Fuelwood consumption in camps in the countries bordering Rwanda, for example, is currently as high as 3.5 kg/person/day (compared with 1.5 kg or less among local communities). This is due mainly to the hardness of the staple foods the refugees are given and the free access they have to areas around the camps to cut and gather wood. This amounts to 120 tonnes daily for a camp of 35,000 people (30 medium-sized lorry loads), and although agency firewood distribution programmes are doing their part to meet some of this demand, they are fast running out of suitable forest areas to sustain their work...
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37
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miriam@hedon.info

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012 Cooking
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Wood
Keywords
CampCooking    Refugees    Institutionalised    BoilingPoint37   

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