UNHCR - Electrification Factsheet Azraq Camp - Jordan, July 2019

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Jul 2019 View Original

UNHCR and the IKEA Foundation have created the first refugee camp in the world powered by renewable energy. A medium- and low-voltage power network funded by the Saudi Fund for Development connected the IKEA Foundation Solar Plant to refugee shelters, formal and informal businesses, offices and utilities, providing year-round electricity in the camp.