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Forced Migration

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Voices in the Dark

The Energy Lives of Refugees

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

214 pages, 30 ills., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-660-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2024)

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Voices in the Dark offers a powerful exploration into the complexities of energy access within refugee settings. The author adeptly navigates the evident disconnect between refugee needs and humanitarian provisions to capture the structural challenges that require urgent attention, positioning it as an invaluable contribution to the field.” • Alison Halford, Coventry University


Humanitarianism is in crisis: refugee numbers increase every year and humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the needs of displaced people. In refugee camps all over the world, refugees are forced to secure their own access to energy and are provided with limited cooking resources and minimal electricity. Voices in the Dark draws upon a decade of original research to provide evidence on the energy lives of refugees. Focusing on refugee camps in Rwanda and Kenya, the book identifies that urgent change is required within humanitarian responses to forced migration and the climate crisis to ensure that future energy provision in displacement settings is sustainable, reliable and affordable for refugees.

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where she is a member of the Refugee Studies Centre and Linacre College. Sarah is the Research Lead for the UN Global Platform for Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA), a multi-institutional group leading action on energy in forced migration settings.

Subject: Refugee and Migration StudiesPolitical and Economic Anthropology
Area: Africa

Voices in the Dark by Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from Knowledge Unlatched.

OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-662-8


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