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With the support of Signify Foundation’s, UNFPA distributed solar lamps to 9,280 households facing daily electricity shortages. The Signify-supported initiative prioritized pregnant and lactating women, elderly people, people with disabilities, vulnerable adolescent girls, and female-headed households. 

The distribution of solar power in Syria is crucial considering that most families are currently living with constant electricity shortages due to poor infrastructure, limiting mobility and completion of household duties, while increasing women’s and girls’ vulnerability at night time. The solar lamps benefited the community across gender and age groups. Most households indicated that the project directly impacted their security and safety, as well as their health and wellbeing while facilitating the completion of familial duties. Families emphasized the current need for solar power, considering the regular power shortages felt throughout Syria.