Worldwide, more than 60 million people are fleeing wars and conflicts, famines or extreme natural events. The surrounding countries that accommodate refugees are often themselves some of the poorest countries in the world. The aim of BORDA’s work is to address the root causes of hunger and to supply refugee camps, or beyond the official refugee camps, with basic wastewater treatment.
In northern Iraq (Link), BORDA is active with its own office to improve sanitation in refugee camps and address wastewater issues in communities that support refugees. In Mali (Link), BORDA strengthens agricultural production and food security in the three most affected regions in the north – Timbuktu, Rharus and Dogonland – and works on using renewable energy to operate Stirling engines.