Iraq Winter Emergency Fund

Iraq Winter Emergency Fund

Iraq Winter Emergency Fund
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Remember the forgotten

Whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter. Allah is in aid of the servant so long as the servant is in aid of his brother.” (Sahih Muslim)

In the city of Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, temperatures in winter drop to freezing. Families struggle to survive the mountain’s bitter winds and snow.

This winter, let’s leave no-one behind.

£160 Winter Family Emergency Kit will provide a family with a winter kit, containing a blanket, a kerosene stove, and a jerrycan.

33 years of hardship, made worse by winter

33 years since the chemical attacks on Halabja, families still struggle with extreme vulnerability that affects their income, health, and trauma. Lying on the border with Iran, and heavily dependent on imports, Halabja’s pandemic border restrictions has increased the price of essential winter items and made families even more vulnerable.

This mountainous region has bitterly cold winters with temperatures reaching freezing at night. Snow, severe storms and bitter winds make the cold season hard to endure.

Help us to leave no-one behind. Donate £160, and provide a family with, a blanket, a kerosene stove and jerry can, helping to protect the whole family from the bitter winter. These items are those most needed in Halabja this winter, according to a cross-organisational assessment.

In our first round of distribution, we’ll be supporting 600 people across 100 families.

We’ll be implementing COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and PPE to protect beneficiaries and our local staff from the virus. We’ll also be supporting local businesses by purchasing all items from the region.

Last winter, you kept 1,970 Iraqis and Syrian refugees warm with clothing, warm blankets, mattresses, heaters, waterproof sheeting, and soap.

Please donate £160, and make winter a little warmer for a vulnerable family.