“After two years of war in Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes. Thousands of families are now living in refugee camps where they no longer have access to basic necessities such as water and electricity. Many of them arrived with nothing, having no time to take anything with them.
Described as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, nearly seven million people have fled their homes. The camps are completely cut off from the world, with no light or ability to communicate.
The camps depend on kerosene oil for light, which is extremely flammable and exudes dangerous fumes that can cause respiratory problems. By replacing those kerosene lamps with a WakaWaka, the refugees will have clean, sustainable light, that will charge itself during the day to provide comfort and energy at night. Besides providing light, the WakaWaka Power can also charge cell phones, and other technical devices that will allow families to stay in touch with relatives left behind in Syria, or around the world.
One WakaWaka Power can enable an entire Syrian refugee family to safely see, move about, read, gather after darkness and charge their phones to connect with loved ones. It is a true life-changer for those in need.”
To learn more about the WakaWaka campaign in Syria: http://waka-waka.com/news/2013/05/syrie/