Sustainable Forestry: a Safety-Net for Gambella Refugees and Host Communities
Facing civil war, drought and famine, more than a million and a half South Sudanese have sought refuge across the borders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan. Several hundred thousand people have come here, to Gambella in western Ethiopia, leading to a doubling of the region’s population in just a few years. This unprecedented influx has increased pressure on the local environment as the refugees fell trees to meet their needs for woodfuel for cooking. In the long run, this will be unsustainable as the forests will be destroyed. An FAO project in the Gambella region is working to support the energy needs of the large refugee community, in order to reduce the negative impacts on local forest resources and alleviate the pressure on the host population.
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