UNHCR announces refugee camp with renewable energy

UNHCR announces refugee camp with renewable energy

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday switched on the solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, making it the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy.

The solar plant allows UNHCR to provide electricity to the 20,000 Azraq camp residents for free, Xinhua news agency quoted UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying.

The families in the camp can now connect a fridge, a TV, a fan, have light inside the shelter and charge their phones, which is critical for refugees to keep in contact with their relatives abroad. Read More…

 

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