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Winter Appeal: A Struggle for Survival

Winter Appeal: A Struggle for Survival

Seven years on and still millions of Syrians need your support.

International and Muslim relief organizations again this year are requesting your support to help our brothers and sister in Syria overcome another harsh winter.
Millions of men, women, boys and girls are internally displaced, many without adequate clothing and have to stay in make-shift shelters, which leaves them extremely vulnerable to rain, snow and freezing temperatures.

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.”

Find below a list of the most trusted organizations through which you can support the refugees.


UNHCR is on the ground inside Syria and neighbouring countries, working with partners to provide winter assistance to the most vulnerable refugees through cash assistance and the distribution of essential winter items. UNHCR’s winter plan aims at assisting providing winter assistance to 1 million IDPs (200,000 families) starting from September 2017.

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With your help this winter, we plan to reach over a million children and families with thermal blankets and winter clothing kits containing hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and socks. We will also heat classrooms and play spaces and continue to provide life-saving food, clean water and medicine to protect the most vulnerable children.

But we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child that needs us. We urgently need your support to help us reach more Syrian children whose lives are in danger.

Please donate today and help Syria’s children now.

Islamic Relief

Helping Families Survive the Cold

It’s true that you can’t save everyone in need this winter, but you could help save someone.

You could help save a baby born in the cold.

As temperatures drop, so do the chances of survival for babies in displaced and impoverished families. With no defence against the cold, these babies could die this winter.

£18 could provide blankets to keep one baby and its family warm this winter.

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Islamic Help

How Are We Helping?

Islamic Help and Medical Relief International (MRI) are in Lesvos helping local authorities with the influx of refugees by providing desperately needed food, water and essentials. It includes:

  • A specially set up soup kitchen providing hot tea and soup and catering for, on average, 1,500 refugees each day
  • Hot meals consisting of a croissant, a bottle of water, rice with lentils or vegetables and fruit for each refugee
  • Ponchos (raincoats) to protect them from the elements

How you can help!

Muslim Aid

How we’re helping this year:

• Providing life-saving fuel to heat homes and shelters throughout the whole of winter.

• Distributing basic hygiene kits including sanitary and medical supplies.

• Delivering winter protection clothing to keep people warm.

• Offering essential food packs to feed the hungry.

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Human Appeal


Stop winter killing today.

Islamic Mission

To help these struggling families UK Islamic Mission has launched an emergency appeal. With your help, winter provisions will be distributed to the needy around the world.

£20– Childrens Winter Pack

Provide Warm Clothes, Gloves and Boots.

£50 – Family Survival Kit

Provide a family Blanket, Warm Clothes, Shoes

£150 Winter Survival Pack

Provide Electric/Gas Heater & Fuel,Thermal Blankets, Mattress, Sleeping Bags

Muslim Hands

Human appeal

Human Appeal International Australia is already present in the field delivering aid to many victims of the ongoing violence. We have supplied emergency relief by providing beddings, warm clothing, fuel & heaters. The cold winds of winter are on the move yet your immediate action can save a life.

Your generosity provides the much needed warmth to those need it.

Help us by helping them and be the cosy feeling they are all hoping for this winter.

Penny appeal

This winter, Penny Appeal teams are on the ground in many deprived countries, including Pakistan, Syria and Palestine, delivering the life-saving aid that your donations provide.

£100 towards shelter, nutritious food, clothes and blankets £50 for food for a family for a month £30 for 3 blankets

£10 for 3 hot meals for the elderly

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