Give Warmth. Give Life.
Warm Clothing, Thermal Blankets and Bedding
Will you keep the Ummah warm?
As winter conditions close in on families languishing in open camps, Human Aid has launched the ‘Give Warmth. Give Life’ winter emergency appeal. Providing jackets, trousers, gloves, hats, shoes, socks, scarves, thermal blankets, and fuel to families most at risk.
We urgently require your support to protect the most vulnerable families from the harsh winter cold – including the youngest, the elderly, displaced from war and those living in hard-to-reach areas.
When winter would come, Umar ibn al-Khattab (Ra) would write to the Companions (RA) living in the Levant who were not used to its cold, with the following advice, ‘Winter has come, and it is an enemy, so fully prepare for it with wool, leather boots, and socks. Use wool as under clothing and outer clothing because the cold is an enemy that enters quickly but leaves slowly.’ [Lata’if al-Ma’arif]
Your Zakat and Sadaqah will help vulnerable people in the following locations:
Time is running out for Afghans to receive aid as winter sets in. More than two million are at risk from the cold-related illnesses, on top of malnutrition. With temperatures dropping to -5 degrees in various regions and snow has been known to fall in as early as October.
The situation on the ground was already dire and desperate for the Afghan people, and winter will only add to their miseries.
More than a decade of conflict has taken an awful toll on Syrians. Now severe winter weather is making a tough situation worse. In the space of a year, over 586,000 people have been displaced with 80% are women and children. Many are living in the open air including make-shift camps, amidst heavy rains and in the freezing cold.
We have delivered to vulnerable IDP (Internally Displaced People) families in the Idlib region winter after winter… Help us deliver again.
Syrian refugees are facing their 10th winter in the mountainous valleys of Lebanon, where temperatures typically plunge as low as -8C by night. The economic crisis in Lebanon has not only affected the most vulnerable Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as well as Lebanese nationals. Hyperinflation and shortage of supplies continue to further exacerbate an already difficult existence.
As well as suffering from an unjust blockade, rising poverty in Gaza is fueling greater hardship in winter for impoverished Palestinian families. With many breadwinners unable to buy the warm clothing and heating that their families desperately need. Hazardous housing provides little to no protection from the rain and cold (which typically plunges to –5 degrees), due to cracked walls, broken windows and roofs patched from tin and asbestos sheeting.
Through our Winter Appeal, our teams will give survival items such as blankets and heating to vulnerable families in Gaza and beyond.
UN experts estimate at least a million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in ‘detention centres’ in northwest China’s Xinjiang. Estimates suggest there are more than 45,000 Uighur refugees in Turkey, many of whom have left loved ones behind and have not heard from them since.
Whilst struggling to rebuild their lives in a new country, winters in Turkey can be harsh with heavy rain, intense winds and snow which causes a financial strain on many Uighur families.
Whilst Yemen is a dry and hot country for most of the year, it transitions harshly to a chilly winter that most families are ill-prepared for. For the millions of people that are currently facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, winter is another worry.
Many families are homeless, living in the open amidst make-shift tents having fled their homes due to the conflict. Whilst on the brink of starvation, elevated risk of disease and war… Many Yemeni families may not live to see another season, without the proper aid needed.
Bangladesh (Rohingya Refugees)
Rohingya children in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh urgently need warm clothes and blankets as overnight temperatures drop with the onset of winter.
Bangladesh’s coldest months with nighttime temperatures can fall as low as 10 degrees, yet in the camps, it is common to see barefooted children wearing only thin cotton clothing, shorts, and t-shirts. Most sleep on the floor in poorly constructed bamboo structures with nothing but flimsy plastic sheeting and very thin blankets to protect them from the cold at night.