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SAFE Initiative

http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/communications/wfp277392.pdf
WFP’s SAFE (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy) initiative adopts a multi-faceted approach to meet the energy security of beneficiaries worldwide through sustainable-energy related activities, enhancing lives and protecting both people and the environment. The following publications highlight the aims and facts of the initiative.

WFP works to ensure that any food assistance provided can be consumed as safely, efficiently and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a risk-free activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety, financial and environmental risks. SAFE (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy) adopts a multi-faceted approach to meet the energy needs of beneficiaries worldwide through sustainable energy-related activities. WFP's SAFE programme contributes to improving livelihoods, human and social capital, empowerment, energy poverty and environmental degradation though a set of energy- and livelihood related activities

  • Every year approximately 3.8 million people die from health problems related to inhaling smoke from burning solid fuels, more than malaria and tuberculosis combined.
  • The growing demand for natural resources causes deforestation and desertification, further causing community conflicts.
  • The financial and time costs of acquiring fuel is high for many families.

The following publications highlight the aims and facts of the SAFE initiative.