Innovative Solutions which Change Lives

Syrian refugee Umfadi holds a solar powered lamp beside her 13-year-old niece Rama in her shelter at the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. © UNHCR/S. Baldwin

Syrian refugee Umfadi holds a solar powered lamp beside her 13-year-old niece Rama in her shelter at the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. © UNHCR/S. Baldwin

There is a myth around there in which it seems NGO’s cannot receive help from private companies. It is not clear from where all those sort of things come but the reality is that without the help of certain brands or private companies the help requested in certain cases could not arrive. Natural disasters use to be the ones in which this sort of help is more needed but, on our times, the number of refugees around the world is bigger than at any other time since World War II. Most of this people had been forced to move of their houses for all sort of political or conflict reasons. However, when they arrive to their new shelters they find they are not only out of their place if not treated like in any case of natural disaster. There is no light, no sanitation, no water which comes directly from a tap… All of this different obstacles can suppose handicaps on the correct education and development of the younger ones. To simply, do not have access to light, it limits the time at day that people can use for to read, make homework or any other habitual duties.

It is for this reason, so many private companies are investing in technology to offer them for free to the Refugees. Like it seems some people does not like branding. Sometimes, on this helping process are not mentioned the private companies involved. However, this does not mean that they are not. They are and, most of the times, there is not only a big one if not so many collaborating one to each other with several NGO’s at the same time.

Here, you can watch a short video of the new innovative solutions that UNHCR has incorporated to the refugee lives.

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