Improved cookstoves for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh

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Rohingya are an ethnic minority group in Myanmar, formerly Burma, who occupy the western littoral state of Rakhine. The onset of violence in August 2017 has prompted the greater part of a million Rohingyas to cross the border to Bangladesh; Currently, there are 900,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazaar. Rationed food supplies of pulses, oil and rice are provided. However, cooking fuel is procured by trekking to the peripheries of the forest near the camps and chopping down trees or on the black market through a barter system. To counteract with the household air pollution vnv advisory along with our on-ground partners, plans to provide fifty thousand of these families with improved smokeless cookstoves.To counteract with the household air pollution VNV Advisory along with our on-ground partners, plans to provide 50,000 of these families with improved smokeless cookstoves. 

About 50,00 refugee families

to be provided with improved smokeless cookstove

Approx. 2,50,000 tCO2

Will be reduced with the help of this project

Background of Project

The project provides a complementary service to the uprooted men, women and children to alleviate food shortage and provide clean drinking water.

The Project

The local administration will help in the deployment of the stoves and its subsequent monitoring. The project aims to provide a whole-scale solution to the problem of food shortage and clean, boiled water access. The project builds technological self-reliance through training and optimizes energy efficiency. The project also protects the ecological component around refugee camp. Our implementation partner Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation has been involved with the implementation of environment friendly energy technology projects in Bangladesh and has installed over 2.5 million improved cook-stoves across Bangladesh. Bondhu Chula Programme supports access to modern cooking energy by promoting the sustainable production, marketing, installation and use of Bondhu Chula. Certification of the project will lead to the generation of carbon credits. The estimated emission reductions from such a project will amount to over 250,000 tCO2

The Benefits

Being smokeless, the chulas reduce indoor air pollution. This facilitate to the ability to boil water for clean drinking water access. The project also reduces the Impact on Bangladesh’s vulnerable biodiversity. It also builds technological self-reliance through training and optimises energy efficiency.