Refugees switch to clean energy

The UN is delivering clean power to refugees. It partners with IKEA and others to provide green energy that can support daily life in refugee camps. This includes the “world’s first solar energy farm in a re...

Data offers refugees economic freedom

Researchers in America have developed an algorithm that could transform the employment opportunities of refugees. The team led by Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab, examined historic data from Ame...

Refugees rise to innovation challenge

(JORDAN) The semi-finalists for the Innovate for Refugees platform have been announced. Organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab region, it is targeted at innovators working to tackl...

Farming innovations feed refugees

Refugees are using a variety of agricultural innovations to produce food. In Lebanon the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is supporting Syrian refugees - as well as the local pop...

Firms can help increase food security

Companies that can offer refugees digital work opportunities are being urged to sign up to a World Food Programme (WFP) initiative. The Tech for Food project puts a particular emphasis on giving Syrian refug...

Using blockchain to eliminate hunger

(JORDAN) Refugees living in a Jordanian camp are using blockchain technologies to buy food. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is harnessing the ledger system in a pilot scheme - at the Azraq c...