When the temperature drops, the risk to the lives of millions of vulnerable people increases. After enduring a treacherous year with war, natural disaster and a global pandemic, the change in weather brings a new and dangerous threat. Without adequate shelter, warm clothing, blankets, heating or food - freezing to death is a real possibility. Having survived poverty, fought Covid-19, fled war, endured life in camps or on the streets, millions of people now have no protection against the cold winter weather. Freezing nights, snow, rain and harsh winds will only claim more lives. Children, the elderly, the homeless and those dealing with long-term illness will lose their lives to hypothermia, pneumonia and starvation. Many will not survive to see the warmer days.
Maysaa lives in Syria. She is a widow and mother to seven children. Her husband was killed in a bombing five years ago. Now they live in one room in an old public building which is damaged and unsafe. Water frequently gets in, soaking the family. There is no protection from the cold. Maysaa does what she can to earn money so they can eat but she does not know how they will survive this winter.
Muslim Aid’s Global Winter Appeal will ensure that those in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon, Myanmar Bangladesh and Pakistan receive the help and support they need to survive this winter. Our response includes:
Thanks to your generous support, we were able to protect over 30,000 people across the world last winter. This year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the need is even more acute, and we have increased the number of people we hope to serve. Your help and continued support is needed more than ever before.
Keep them alive, keep them warm. Please help them survive this winter