Displacement is currently at the world’s highest recorded levels, with more than 65 million people forced from their homes by conflict, violence, and persecution. Over 740,000 refugees – mostly fleeing from violence in Syria – are registered in Jordan.
Forced from homes, accessing basic services like food, water, and electricity can be a challenge. The United Nations and partners are leveraging technology to better deliver urgent services for refugees living in camps and urban areas in Jordan. From blockchain-enabled iris scanning to solar power, the UN’s commitment to innovation allows for more effective, timely, and coordinated responses to today’s most pressing global challenges.
Check out the pictures below of 3 game-changing innovations for refugees in Jordan.