Sora - a female name from South Sudan, meaning revolution.
SORA - a revolution in global awareness. A revolution of knowledge

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REFUGEE CAMPS

Many Sudanese people enter refugee camps immmediately after they flee Sudan. These camps are usually run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in conjunction with other non-governmental organisations. They aim to provide a safe stopping place for people who have fled Sudan for fear of persecution. Sudanese people can live in these camps for many years before they are offered a visa to enter another country.
The sites and articles below offer some insight into the experiences that Sudanese refugees have in these camps.

Articles


Kakuma Solar Cooking Project, 1995 (website)

This page outlines a project that was conducted at Kakuma refugee camp in January-February, 1995. The project introduced solar cooking facilities to the camp. The report notes that "in 6 short weeks, 100 refugee families have begun solar cooking. Women were trained in small group sessions involving 6 to 12 at a time. The women were enthusiastic participants, speedy learners, and happy with the whole business."


It is unclear if there was follow-up from this project. By late 2004, solar cookers were no longer in use at the Kakuma refugee camp. A pragmatic review of the project can be viewed on the website of the UNHCR <a href="http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/news/opendoc.htm?tbl=NEWS&page=home&id=40c08d4b4">here</a> 




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