ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Nearly 80,000 people live in the middle of the Jordanian desert with no sewage system, limited access to running water, and electricity runs for just a few hours each day

Za’atari refugee camp feels like the edge of the world, except for one thing: Almost everyone in the camp owns a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Here, in this dusty makeshift city, technology is king.

Samsung, Motorola and Sony smartphones fill glass cases in the dozens of electronics stores on the main market that runs through the camp Read more…

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Water is scarce in this refugee camp, but smartphones are everywhere