Are Refugee Camps Hotbeds of Innovation?

Syrians flooding into the Za’atari refugee camp have made it Jordan’s fourth largest city, with over 83,000 displaced residents. They are victims of the worst humanitarian disaster of our time and face an uncertain future as the civil war continues to drive more people from their homeland. While resources in the camp are often scarce, a new project from the Fab Foundation helps residents share experiences, learn new skills, and connect with a global network to tackle daily challenges.

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An $80 Prosthetic Knee for Amputees

U.S. non-profit product design company D-Rev has developed a fully-functional, ruggedly designed prosthetic knee aimed specifically at those living under four dollars per day. At only $80, it is significantly cheaper than others on the market, making it feasible for more of the 80% of global amputees who lack access to modern prosthetics.

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