Our Cash Base Intervention team on the 30th of July, 2020 distributed non-food items to Cameroonian Refugees (People of Concern) in the three refugee settlements at Ogoja, Cross River State Nigeria: Adaom 1, Adagom 3 and Okende. The non-food items distributed was UNHCR inscribed solar lamps and phone charger.
The solar lamp is also known as solar light or solar lantern – it’s a lighting system composed of an LED (Light-Emitting Diode: a semi-controller. The lamp operates on electricity from batteries, charged through the use of solar photovoltaic panel.
The aim of the solar lamp is to support the household lighting in the three settlements and to replace other light sources like candles or kerosene lamps that are not ecosystem-friendly. The solar lamps have a lower operating cost than kerosene lamps and other sources of lightening within the settlements because renewable energy from the sun is free, unlike fuel.
In addition, solar lamps produce no indoor air pollution unlike kerosene lamps. However, solar lamps generally have a higher initial cost and are weather dependent. This solar lamps have the capability of providing supply of electricity for other devices, such as for charging cell phones.
We carried out this intervention in collaboration with other UNHCR partners in Cross River State – Nigeria. We are calling on individuals and other charitable organizations to support this noble initiative. You can reach out to us through our contact details: phone numbers, emails and our social media handles – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.