We expect this will impact more than 100 000 refugees all together, enabling them to see at night, read and cook. More importantly, they will be able to connect with their family members who are still caught in the horrors of the civil war back home in Syria. Once we are at liberty to tell you more about this we will!
These 20 000 WakaWaka Power units are in addition to the 5000 units we already sent in cooperation with the Dutch aid and relief foundation, Stichting Vluchteling. This initial distribution was so well received and proved to be so useful that this anonymous organisation wants to continue with deploying WakaWaka units. To these Syrian refugees who have lost their home, many of their belongings, clean drinking water and basic facilities; contact with their dispersed family has become one of their main priorities. Getting in touch and remaining updated on the wellbeing and whereabouts of scattered family members has been made possible with the charging capacity of this device. This civil war continues to rage and the repercussions for Syrian refugees are growing. The close proximity of the tents in the refugee camps makes the use of kerosene lamps extremely hazardous. In such a setting the WakaWaka Power provides benefits to the full extent; ensuring safety, reducing the risk of kerosene-related accidents and providing assurance through continued communication with loved ones.
Syrian refugees wait to charge their mobile phones in the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq. Al Zaatri is one of many camps set up along the 53-mile border between Jordan and Syria under the management of the United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR, and with the help of local charity groups. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters