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How Jordan's refugee camps became hubs of sci-fi tech and booming business

The Jordan Compact aims to create new jobs Image: Anton Demerjian for the UN Foundation

Georgie Giner Benardete
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Align 17 Ltd
Ashish J. Thakkar
Group Chief Executive Officer, Y9
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Despite high unemployment, Middle East and African countries have the highest ratio of refugees and asylum seekers to total population
There are more than 65 million displaced persons living around the world today
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