Safe Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings: FAO Guidance Note
|Post date||Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 - 13:57|
|Document Type||Tools and Guidance|
Safe access to cooking fuel can save lives in humanitarian contexts; supporting safe access to
sufficient and appropriate cooking fuel for affected populations requires greater attention and a multisectoral
approach from the humanitarian system.The collection, supply, and use of biomass cooking fuel in emergencies creates a myriad of risks for crisis-affected people and their environment, including rape or assault during firewood collection, environmental degradation, and respiratory illnesses caused by the indoor burning of biomass materials.