Last updated: 14 April 2016
Stichting Vluchteling (The Refugee Foundation) in the Netherlands provides emergency aid worldwide to people. They teamed up with the Vajra Foundation Holland to distribute solar cookers in the Nepalese refugee camps. The project in Nepal is financed by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, which has been supporting United Nations High Commission for Refuges (UNHCR) work worldwide since 2002. Stichting Vluchteling worked with the Vajra Foundation to develop the cookers, which are now being largely produced in Nepal. UNHCR and people involved in the project hope it can be extended to refugee camps in other countries.
Most significant projects
- 85,000 refugees from Bhutan have solar cooked their meals in Nepal - The Vajra Foundation Holland (Stichting Vajra) has worked in the Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal since 1995 to bring solar cooking and heat-retention cooking to the refugees there. By 2013 some 85,000 refugees were cooking their meals using these methods. The on-the-ground work is done by Vajra Foundation Nepal and financing is provided by the Dutch Lottery and the Dutch NGO Stichting Vluchteling.
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