The threat of winter puts already struggling countries in even more vulnerable conditions, which is why we established our Winter Charity Appeal. Millions of lives are lost to treatable viruses and infections that are rife during the winter months. Your donation can help make a difference.
As winter is fast approaching, struggling families are left in the cold, suffering from awful viruses. Your support can help.
Charity for winter is so important, as it poses a threat to millions across the globe. The UK Islamic Mission strives to help all - Syrian refugees and Rohingya refugees, running an Afghanistan winter appeal and a Syrian winter appeal, among others.
Particularly vulnerable are children and orphans. These young refugees are in especially difficult conditions as their displaced status often means that they do not have access to winter clothing, a warm blanket for winter, or healthcare. This can result in thousands of children dying unnecessarily from the seasonal flu.
Refugee shelters are some of the most crowded places in the world, with 40,000 people per square kilometre, making transmission of these illnesses inevitable.
Not only are refugees forced to fight off viruses, often losing the battle, but they must also live in substandard shelters. These shelters do not keep them warm at the best of times, let alone when temperatures are drastically dropping. Unfortunately, the majority cannot rely on a hot meal to warm them up as their meagre finances do not stretch far enough to provide ample food for their families.
Our winter charity appeal specifically aims to help orphans in winter. These children are in need of clothes and blankets. A warm blanket in winter can be the difference between life and death for a vulnerable orphan struggling to make it through the winter months.
Refugees are not the only ones in danger. With the ongoing Kashmir crisis, Palestine crisis, Yemen crisis, and the poverty-stricken areas of Pakistan and India, and now with the monumental aftermath of the Pakistan floods, ordinary people have lost their homes and all their personal belongings. Although inhabitants of these places tend to have citizenship, they still cannot access healthcare as they do not have the finances to facilitate this. Many are homeless and hungry, and any money they can get their hands on must go towards the basic means of survival. Therefore, millions are starving, cold, unwell, and may not last through the winter.
What Are We Doing to Help?
We use your donations to help India, give aid to Yemen, provide help to poor families in Pakistan, and much more. In aid of winter crises across the globe, including the Syria winter crisis, we provide families with warmth packs, cooked meals, and winter aid survival packs. Without our Syria winter clothes appeal and the supply of survival packs, we would see so many more vulnerable people deprived of food, shelter, and healthcare. It is our goal to eliminate these struggles from people’s lives and give them a chance to prosper.
Children in need of clothes will receive gifts of warmth and winter blankets. Our winter coat appeal aims to make sure every man, woman and child has a thick winter coat to help stave off the worst of the freezing temperatures. Our winter blanket appeal aims to help every man, woman, and child have a blanket to wrap themselves up in at night to keep off the night-time chills.
How You Can Make a Difference
Your donations to our winter charity appeal can bring a world of opportunity to the people and orphans in winter. Assist us in supporting millions of vulnerable people worldwide by donating to our Winter Emergency Appeal, our Winter Coat Appeal, and our Winter Blanket Appeal today.
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