Any organization working in regions affected by conflict, poor governance, and poverty must be nimble, and make changes to projects as dictated by the current situation on the ground. As such, JWW conducted several evaluations of the SCP over the years. We reviewed the evaluations thoughtfully and adjusted the Solar Cooker Project as needed. Previous evaluations all pointed to one overall conclusion: the project was working.
The current conditions in Chad have presented us with new challenges: it is evident that food insecurity has become the primary and most immediately pressing safety and security risk to the refugees. Due to cuts in rations provided by the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, refugees are receiving less than 850 calories per person/per day, and some refugees report receiving closer to 250-500 calories per person/per day. In response, we must overhaul how we serve the refugees. To learn more about the food crisis click here.
This new crisis reminds us that the SCP was developed as a temporary solution that did not offer the optimal long-term solution for a refugee population which is, unfortunately, most likely not able to return home anytime soon. Until significant political progress is made in Sudan, and it is safe for the Darfuris to return home, their dire situation in Chad must be improved. We at JWW are determined to find new initiatives which provide sustainable solutions to support the refugees, and will be able to do so with your continued support.
We thank you for supporting Darfuri refugees through the Solar Cooker Project. Now is the time to take action on their behalf and make a generous gift that will enable JWW to be at forefront of developing the strategies that will help ensure that the Darfuris survive the current crisis. Thank you in advance for your support.