Syria Emergency Appeal
Displaced Syrians are living in flooded, muddy, freezing camps. They’re drinking rainwater and burning nappies and rubbish to stay warm, even though they know that the fumes are dangerous.
And, now, they’re braced for the snowstorm that is about to hit, which is putting 70,000 people – including 40,000 children – at risk.
Winter kills. Please, share your warmth with Syrians this winter.
£45 can help towards providing a displaced Syrian with blankets, waterproof protective sheets, children’s clothes, raincoats, wellington boots, food, and fuel for heating.
£100 can provide a family fleeing bombs in Idlib with emergency food, clean water, and shelter.
£165 can provide a displaced family with blankets, waterproof protective sheets, children’s clothes, raincoats and wellington boots.
Fleeing bombs, but afraid of winter
For the 350,000 people fleeing bombs in Idlib, the unimaginable suffering of being forced to leave home has been made even more agonizing by icy temperatures and unrelenting rains that have soaked what little people have been able to escape with, leaving them no way to stay warm and dry.
In the last storm, 22,000 Syrians were affected by snow, flooding, and biting winds which battered and destroyed tents. 12 camps – home to thousands of people – have been inundated by floods, and families are struggling to keep their children and elderly relatives warm and dry.
As another snowstorm threatens, Syrians report that they are afraid of what suffering lies ahead.
Behesti Ismail, Syria Country Director for Human Appeal, says that it’s difficult to describe the hardship that Syrians are facing.
“The conditions that families here face are inhumane and beyond what you could imagine. They’re sleeping on floors, in shelters that don’t keep out the rain, that flood, that won’t protect them against this snowstorm.
“We think we understand what it is to be cold, but this is indescribable. They are forced to continually be freezing, wet, with no way to get warm. Imagine how difficult it is for those who have fled with tiny newborns, or relatives that are almost 100 years old.
“How can we stay warm while others live like this? What person can see such suffering and not do anything to help?”
As storms devastate Syria, help us to bring warmth, food, and clothing to families seeking refuge from violence.