Millions of people around the world will be battling freezing temperatures over the next few months as winter arrives in many countries. It is always a particularly difficult period for the millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and violence.
Many are forced to live in makeshift shelters or tents, with little or no protection from the freezing temperatures and snow. Not only do they struggle for food, water, medicines and protection from the elements but they are at increased risk from illnesses and fatal diseases.
Islamic Help teams are on the ground, trying to provide as much protection from the cold as we possibly can. However we urgently need your support.
Our teams are ready to distribute winter aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; to Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon; orphans in Pakistan and vulnerable families in Gaza. Where possible, we will be providing winter clothing, warm thick blankets, mattresses, food, firewood and fuel to help protect people from freezing to death or falling seriously ill.
We need your support to provide the aid, we need you to donate and we need you to do it now. Please select one or more of the options below and give as much as you can. You can donate your Zakat or Sadaqah for this project.
What Are We Providing
In Bangladesh we are providing each Rohingya refugee family with items including:
- A thick winter blanket
- 4 x warm headpieces
- 4 x socks
- 2 x children's sweaters
- 1 x lady's shwal (coat sheet)
- Winter Food Pack
- Winter Fuel Pack
In Pakistan we are providing orphans with winter essentials in the form of clothing to help protect them from the harsh temperatures and also food packs to keep them nourished.
In Jordan & Lebanon we are providing Palestinian and Syrian refugee families each with
- 2 Winter jackets for children
- 2 Trousers
- 3 Pairs of socks
- 2 Pairs of shoes
- Winter Food Pack
- Winter Fuel
In Gaza we are providing families with bedding to help protect them at night when the temperature plummets to the lowest point. This will include a blanket, 2 mattresses and a safe rechargeable light.
These are the minimum quantities that will be provided. However in many instances, beneficiaries will receive more depending on the need and the circumstances.
Disclaimer: Islamic Help will use your money to provide families in need with winter aid. By donating, you give us permission to use the funds that you have given as we see fit to support the cause that you have given to. This might mean using funds donated for one item to buy another item. We will only do this if it is in the best interest of the beneficiaries. Our ultimate aim is to provide families in need with the support that they require.