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A new ingeniously designed shelter for refugees—made by Ikea

Shane Snow / July 23, 2013 /

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Ikea has designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that once assembled it offers refugees more privacy and protection.  They are larger and last longer than the regular tents that have been provided for refugees.  The tents currently cost $10,000 to make, but they are hoping to decrease the price to less than $1000 when they are being mass produced.

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