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    Renewable Energy Is Helping Syrian Refugees

    They’re powering change. Jordan, which imports 98 percent of its energy, was struggling to accommodate its 1.3 million Syrian refugees until the United Nations stepped in with a bright idea: Solar power farms now provide electricity to two major camps, serving around 100,000 refugees. That’s helped store food, charge mobile phones and make other everyday activities accessible for the displaced and disconnected Syrians. Meanwhile, the push toward renewable energy in Jordan has freed up $7 million annually that the U.N. can now divert to other lifesaving services for Syrian refugees.

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