Frontier stoves are portable stoves that are very fuel efficient. They can run using any solid fuel and can run for a whole evening using only a few logs. They have a tall chimney that can be dismantled and stored inside the body of the stove for easy transportation. They can be used inside a tent as long as the chimney is routed outside, so they can provide heat for a group of refugees as well as cooking facilities. And each stove has a large hotplate so would be able to be used by groups of 10 - 12 refugees.
Our volunteers talked to a number of refugees in Calais about these stoves during their recent trip to Calais and to say that their eyes lit up would be a bit of an understatement! Most are digging fire pits in the open ground and cooking over open fires. Many have these inside a covered tent area that gets full of smoke so is unpleasant as well as dangerous. So for every £200 that we raise we can buy a frontier stove and transport it with some cooking equipment to Calais and to the camps further south in Greece and Croatia.

The conditions in the camps are awful now - and will only get worse as winter arrives so we would like to be able to supply as many stoves as we can.


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