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UNHCR going green: Solar energy at Azraq refugee camp

Going ‘greener’ at UNHCR

UNHCR is stepping up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise negative impacts on the environment.

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“I become happy every time I see all the trees”

In the flood-prone refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, UNHCR runs an environmental unit dedicated to easing pressure on the local surroundings.

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Clean power throughout the pandemic

The camps of Azraq and Zaatari in northern Jordan are home to 118,000 Syrian refugees – and two pioneering solar power plants.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah

“Shaped but not defined” by circumstances

We uncover the moving story behind the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Abdulrazak Gurnah.

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Ellen and William Craft's descendants

“They just wanted to have a family”

 Ellen and William Craft embarked on a journey that saw them spread their message of defiance and hope across both sides of the Atlantic.

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In Mauritania, Malian refugees share climate change growing techniques with locals.

‘Whoever has planted a tree has not lived in vain’

Refugees and locals in Mauritania exchange strategies for adapting to climate change.

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