"Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

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The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters."

The white, solid, rectangular shelters are replacing the fabric tents that are typically found in refugee camps across the world.

They've been developed by the Swedish retail giant, IKEA, in collaboration with the UN refugee Agency. As Warda Al Jawahiry reports from northern Iraq the shelters are already improving people's lives, helping in one case a sick newborn child to survive.

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