Are energy access interventions within humanitarian relief an effective tool for improving the health, safety and livelihoods of beneficiaries, while also having wider environmental benefits?*

Added February 12, 2016
* Thesis done as a systematic review

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Providing beneficiaries with access to modern energy devices within humanitarian relief camps can have significant positive impacts. In particular those associated with improvements in indoor air quality, the removal of risks associated with fire, positive impacts on the perceptions of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV), education and livelihoods. However, there is a discrepancy between the reported levels of CO2 emissions following solar lantern distributions compared to actual, life cycle emissions.