The world’s first solar-powered refugee camp
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
In the sprawling refugee camp that now dominates the desert landscape of Azraq in Jordan, many refugees have lived without consistent access to power for more than a year. The protracted nature of the Syrian civil war means that those working in the camp are looking for long-term solutions to this and other challenges — a focus of many on World Refugee Day.
As part of its Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the IKEA Foundation began offering solar lamps to residents in Azraq, which became essential for everything from cooking and studying, to safe access to water and sanitation.