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Our goal as the foundation Energy For Refugees (EfR) is to alleviate energy poverty of people seeking asylum and shelter by using sustainable energy technologies. The benefits for people living in refugee camps are immediate: they can sleep feeling safe, their children have the lights on at night so they can keep up with their education, and they are able to call their families and loved ones to let them know they are on their way to a better, safer life.

Next to that, we aim to reduce the dependency of refugee camps on external parties in order to make the camps more autonomous while engaging the camp residents in helping to set up the systems.

Last but not least, this endeavour leads to a reduction in CO2 emissions of refugee camps which are less dependent on the use of diesel generators.

Kara Tepe camp 2018

Moria 2019

FM4 El Paso Libre 2021 2022

Past projects

In the past years, we have worked on different projects: first in Lesvos in Greece, then in Moriaanother in the Paso Libre, Mexico and finally in the Katsikas camp again in Greece. If you have supported us in the past or just want to take a look at the work we have done so far, click on the link below.

Upcoming projects

Each year we plan and execute our yearly project during the summer period. Unfortunately, in 2020 our project in Nigeria had to be canceled because of the corona crisis. Happily, we are now back this year with a new, highly-potential project! Follow the link below to know what we're up to this year!


You can help us by making a small donation. All the money we receive is used for the project. We are completely transparent about the usage of our funds. 

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You can also subscribe to our newsletter if you want to keep up with our work. Click the link below to take a look at our latest newsletter!

Get to Know Us

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 a variety of backgrounds and cultures. 



EfR 2021 team had the opportunity to do a second episode with the Cone Podcast. In this episode, Team Leader Willemijn Peters, and one of the team engineers, Siemen Brinksma, elaborate on how Energy for Refugees is tackling the refugee crisis with the current constraints posed by COVID-19. Current technical solutions, catering to these constraints, are discussed and explored. Curious? 


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All of the work we have done is thanks to the wonderful people and organisations who made a contribution to us! Here's a list of our current donors:

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