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Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) project in Jordan and Rwanda.

Jordanie Ruanda

Titre : Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) project in Jordan and Rwanda.

Pays :
Lieu : Irbid, Jordan / Kigeme, Nyabiheke and Gihembe refugee camps, Rwanda

Date : April 2017 - September 2020

Contexte : For refugee families, lack of energy access has an even greater impact on their lives. There are currently 8.7 million refugees and displaced people living in camps and only 11% have access to reliable energy sources and lighting and the cost of energy is high. The average displaced household will spend at least $200 per year on fuel, which amounts to $2.1 billion each year worldwide.

Objectif : * The project will be working with 10,000 refugees in Irbid, Jordan. Those set to benefit from the project are predominantly Syrian and have fled the civil war in their own country. Many now live with local families. They face high unemployment and low job prospects. * In Rwanda, the project will work with 50,000 refugees in the Kigeme, Nyabiheke, and Gihembe refugee camps. Refugee communities are Congolese and have fled the civil war and internal conflict. There is currently very little energy infrastructure.

Through the Renewable Energy for Refugees project, Practical Action and UNHCR, supported by the IKEA Foundation, will help refugees and their host communities access finance, training, technology and expertise to facilitate renewable energy powering homes, schools, health clinics and businesses. The project will bring clean renewable energy for lighting, cooking and powering tools and appliances, allowing entrepreneurs to flourish and move from reliance on aid to economic independence. The situations refugees in Jordan and Rwanda find themselves in are vastly different, but the project will demonstrate how access to energy can transform people’s lives, whatever their circumstances.

Bénéficiaires : 60,000

Financement : Principal funders : IKEA Foundation — €8,119,584

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