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‘Pee-power’ to light camps in disaster zones

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women. 

Classrooms destroyed by tank shells, in Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS). Photo: Iyad Al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza tech start-up incubator devastated by shelling

For the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas. But during the bombing of the past few weeks, UCAS was badly hit by dozens of tank shells. 

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