WHO WE ARE

In 2016, it was estimated that 362,000 refugees and migrants risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea hoping to find a new home. This humanitarian crisis has lead in 2017 to over 2,700 people that are estimated to have died or gone missing along their journey away from homes.

 

For many refugees, Greece represents a shelter from the danger they're trying to escape from, particularly the island of Lesvos, which received 57% of total arrivals by sea in Greece in 2015. Unfortunately, not all areas in Lesvos are properly equipped to host refugees, lacking access to some basic needs, like electricity, sanitation, and heating.

 

Addressing this issue, Energy for Refugees (EfR) started as a student initiative in February 2018, formally established as a nonprofit organization a year later.

 

WHY

The refugee problem is a humanitarian crisis which has left NGOs overburdened with responsibilities. This project wants to address one of the most important problems in the refugee camps in Greece: access to cheap and reliable energy.


Our purpose is to use sustainable technologies to solve this problem, making a real impact on refugee camps. We want to improve people’s lives in the camps, contribute to solving the energy problem which will allow sustainable development. We aim to reduce the dependency on public parties and make the camps more autonomous while engaging the camp residents for setting up this system and later maintaining it by themselves.

EfR is run by  TU Delft students who put their engineering skills to use for people in vulnerable conditions in refugee camps. The team consists of students from different background and cultures. 

The team

 

OUR PROJECTS

 

C.S.R. Delft

Solar Energy International

The Invisible Man

Biomedical Electronics 

Elver

Jimmy

Naomi

Irene

Tobias 

Edelmira

Roos 

Chris

Mónica

Fam. Louws

Annet

Jop

Vasileios

Ade 

Joyce

Caecilia

Dorine

Joanne

Indira

Gonzalo

Julian

Apos 

Martin and Carol  

Rizy

Max Ian

Annet

Dilara

Özal 

Ibrahim

Vasii 

Avinash

Andrea

Floor

Gabriele

Juliane

Linda

Medha

Pollos hermanos

Leticia 

Monica

Iris

Solidarity

Violetta

Nived

David

Diane

Ioannis

Ifigeneia

Mert

We want to thank the amazing people (some anonymously)  that provided us with technical and ​economic support to make this project happen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can still donate directly to our bank account below:

Stichting Energy for Refugees

NL04 ABNA 0844 7784 35

Alejandro

Panos

Isabel 

Florian

Aitor

Oskar

Güzin Su

Costas

Rodula

Eva

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself

Robert G. Ingersoll

 

CONTACT US

Aart van der Leeuwlaan 448, 2624LK 

Delft, The Netherlands

 

Board@energyforrefugees.com

 

We are a multicultural team

Call us or message us in your favorite language!

+31631794301

+31644487018

+31625251330

+31615603945

 

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