how does waka waka help?
Access to light and power is critical for the refugees in Syria. WakaWaka's solar powered devices provide immediate assistance as well as long-term relief and enables survivors to see after dark and to charge their phones to connect with family members and loved ones elsewhere.
Same as with the relief efforts in the Philippines in the #SolarforPhilippines campaign, WakaWaka is working again with the International Rescue Committee. After last year's 26.000 units that were provided to Syrian refugees, IRC and WakaWaka aim to provide even more this year. The IRC ensure us that the WakaWakas are indeed provided to the families that need them the most. The WakaWaka Foundation works together with this world renowned organization to retrieve the stories and images behind the provided aid. Please have a look at our Impact Map to track all provided WakaWakas worldwide.
Why waka waka?
Read all about our giving strategy in this blog post by the WakaWaka founders.
- 7 million Syrians have fled their homes because of the civil war.
- 2 million of them have crossed the border to Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon.
- Every day 6000 more Syrian refugees leave the country.