Saving lives this winter.
Winter is a terrifying time for millions of vulnerable people around the world. Harsh temperatures plunge many into poverty and cold, at risk of illness and malnutrition.
These people have lost their families, homes and everything they own. Without adequate shelter from the elements, basic sanitation or food, they remain in grave danger as the winter draws in.
We are working to provide these people with the help they need to survive and stay well.
We work tirelessly to treat and evacuate the wounded and sick and provide food, shelter and sanitation. However, due to the rising costs of basic items, we need your help more than ever to keep these people alive and safe.
How we’re helping:
Helping those in need, wherever they may be.
You can help us to provide relief around the world this winter. Our programmes deliver life-saving aid to Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.
Helping those at home in the UK.
We’ve been helping the elderly and homeless every winter since 2011 as one of the first Muslim NGOs to respond to the threat of winter.
As part of our ongoing efforts to protect those in need, we are:
£50 Provides a live saving ‘keep warm kit’ for the Homeless and elderly in the UK.
Support our Winter Campaign and help Warm a Heart This Winter.
Ways you can help:
As temperatures decrease, many elderly and homeless people become susceptible to respiratory and cardiovascular illness. Isolated and with no support, these conditions can go unnoticed and untreated, often leading to serious complications and death.
Around the world:
Imagine trying to get to sleep when everything you’re wearing is wet and clinging to your skin, when you’re huddled in a doorway on a cold, hard pavement and you haven’t had a hot drink or food for days. Thankfully for most people, imagining is the closest you’ll get to this. This is the reality for rough sleepers only minutes away from the warmth of your home.
So this winter, we want to share the warmth with The Rucksack Challenge. The idea is to fill a bag with winter essentials like food, warm layers, a sleeping bag - and give it to a homeless person near you.
Since launching our Warm Hearts Winter Campaign in December 2014, we’ve distributed 350 winter kits to the elderly and a further 560 kits to the homeless. The kits include warm winter items such as blankets, scarves, gloves, socks and also includes a sleeping bag for the homeless.
Over 450 kgs of food have been given to food banks and soup kitchens to provide the homeless nutritious during the cold weather.
We still need to reach more of the homeless and the elderly. Please donate.