Refugees and forestry

TitleRefugees and forestry
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsHelin, WH
Date PublishedApril 1990
Keywordsdesertification; fuelwood; housing; refugee camps

In this paper, Helin looks at the impact refugees make on local forest resources for housing materials and fuelwood needs. Long-term refugee camps have often negatively impacted the environment to the point of desertification. Helin proposes that agroforestry projects be enacted near refugee camps so as to save the local environment from complete devastation.


Paper prepared for the Forestry Support Program USAID.

Number of pages

25 pp.

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