A short documentary by UNHCR and Land Life Company,
powered by the Nationale Postcode Loterij.
Can we rethink how to shelter the
world‘s refugees safely and
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It Will Be Green Again documents an iconic reforestation project in Minawao Refugee Camp, Cameroon. We follow the Okoro family, who take us on a journey through the camp where sustainable solutions are helping them in their daily life and creating hope for the future.
Since 2017, UNHCR and Land Life company, supported by the Nationale Postcode Lottery, have been building a Green Refugee Camp in northern Cameroon. Together with refugee and local communities, we are reforesting severely degraded lands in and around the camp with 40,000 trees, providing jobs, shade, health and food. Other elements of the project include building sustainable, locally-sourced shelters and providing eco-friendly cooking alternatives to prevent further illegal logging.
This unique project brings to life a new model on how to reduce the environmental footprint of humanitarian efforts, cuts costs and most importantly, improve the health and well-being of both the refugee and host communities.
The Minawao community & the Okoro family were integral to the production of this short documentary, allowing a personal insight into their daily lives.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
Land Life Company is active in more than 20 countries worldwide restoring degraded land, using innovative technologies and automation to work towards restoring all 2 billion hectares of degraded land worldwide.
The Nationale Postcode Loterij is the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands.
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