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Warm Blankets and Clothes Urgently Needed In Syria

Note: We do not accept clothes donations, only monetary donations.

Winter has arrived in Syria.

Though the Arabian deserts are known for their scorching heat waves, they are also renowned for the near freezing winter season. Winters in Syria start in mid-November and by December the temperatures hover around zero in most parts of the region. The very countries that are providing assistance to over two million Syrian refugees including Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are the most adversely effected. Jordan has over 700,000 Syrians living in refugee camps while Lebanon and Turkey have around 500,000 each. An overwhelming majority of these people are living in makeshift tents provided by relief aid organisations and local governments. While the tents are a great way to avoid the hot sun in the summer, it does not do much in terms of shielding occupants against cold weather.

This has led to an increase in demand for warm clothing and blankets. Many relief aid organisations such as Muslim Aid were aware of the changing climate and foresaw the need ahead of time. We started shipping blankets and other forms of warm clothing to Syria long before others. However, the influx of refugees escaping Syria has been immense and despite all the aid coming in, it is not enough to cater to the needs of the Syrian people.

The Zataari Refugee Camp has two schools and three hospitals. They are completely over-crowded. Land is fast running out forcing people to set up tents on the outskirts of the refugee camps, which are somewhat less safe and far from daily provisions. There is an urgency to do more to tackle the Syria Crisis. These people need more aid. More food provisions. More medicine. More clothing and more blankets.

This is where you can lend a helping hand.

Muslim Aid’s Syria Relief Aid campaign has been ongoing for over two years now. We started this campaign with the intention of helping the victims of war and violence and provide them with food, clothing and shelter. We received great support on the home front in the form of valuable donations from our donors. Because of these funds we were able to reach great milestones on the Syrian front. We have succeeded in providing monthly food rations to over 3000 Syrian families and hygiene packs to an additional 3,500.

However despite these efforts, the reality on ground is that the aid is coming too little too slow. We need to do more as citizens of humanity. We urge all our readers and fans to donate generously to Muslim Aid’s Syria Relief Aid Campaign. Your funds will be used to provide blankets, warm clothing and other amenities that this troubled region needs right now. The cold winter doesn’t discriminate. There are people in dire need of assistance right now. Make a donation today and keep a Syrian family warm this winter.

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