refugee camps

refugee camps

Fahda Bachir Mohamed, 27 ans, née dans le camp de réfugiés de Laâyoune. Aujourd’hui elle y travaille comme monitrice de sensibilisation en nutrition.

Sahrawi refugee camps: a lifetime in exile

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Southwest Algerian desert, we want to shed light on an entire generation that never experienced anything other than life as a refugee. Read Fahda's story.

‘Pee-power’ to light camps in disaster zones

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women. 

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