New Report Shows Potential of Renewables as a Reliable Power Source in Refugee Settlements

On-site renewable energy solutions can cost-effectively supply refugee communities with low-cost, reliable electricity, according to the findings of a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. There are currently almost 26 million refugees in the world today. Unreliable energy exposes …

Jordan Refugee Camp Becomes First in the World to be Powered by Renewables

Up to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in the Azraq refugee camp have been given access to free clean power thanks to the world’s first solar farm to be deployed at a UN refugee camp. The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, yesterday announced the 2MW is covering the power needs of …