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Women’s access to wood energy during conflict and displacement: lessons from Yei County, South Sudan

The example of South Sudan, with its millions of displaced people, exposes the pressing need for sustainable supplies of woodfuel and efficient cooking technologies in the wake of emergencies, to ensure not only food security, health and safety but also environmental sustainability. This article draft some recommendations and highlights that: 1) there is a great need to recognize the importance of fuel for cooking, heating and other immediate needs in the context of humanitarian settings; 2) access to cooking fuel has implications for a range of sectors that influence livelihoods, the well-being of people, environmental sustainability and the overall resilience of crisis-affected populations to shocks; 3) ecause of the strong links between energy access and food security, livelihoods, environment nutrition and health, emergency fuel response activities should be considered as life-saving interventions and have a firm place in emergency response procedures.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
FAO Unasylva, vol. 66
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use