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Winter Emergency

Give the Gift of Warmth

Syrian families escaping for safety have minimal support and survive low temperatures without any heat or protection. With temporary accommodation and refugee camps that don’t prevent the cold winds, they live in sub-zero temperatures facing life-threatening conditions.

They say that the numbers don’t lie!

The numbers are grim for the population of Syria!

  • Over 4.2 million people live in northwest Syria.
  • 2.7 million people are displaced.
  • 2.8 million people need humanitarian assistance.
  • 1.5 million people are living in 1,160 IDP sites in Northwest Syria, 79% of those are women and children and 24,000 are people with specific needs.

Winter kills: Since they’re the most vulnerable, Syrian babies are given the most care with warm clothes and cosy blankets every winter. Last year’s price hike in fuel forced families to burn whatever things and items they could find, including furniture, to cope with the cold. This led to many people dying due to suffocation as the burning materials emitted toxic fumes. We have the privilege to give them the gift of warmth since they are in desperate need of aid.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

WATAN has been working on delivering the necessary aid required to lessen the suffering of Syrian IDPs and the host communities since 2012. Every year, our organization implements a winterization program that leads our teams on the ground to assist those in need.

Last year, we gave them the gift of warmth by assisting more than 250,000 families with vital winter essentials by providing food packs, winter clothing, cosy blankets, fuel for heaters, and other necessities.

Adequate emergency preparedness:
Plan an emergency response by ensuring access to items and actions ready for appropriate interventions.

Our Mission

To give the gift of warmth by providing adequate support for all families and individuals displaced by disasters and conflicts and those unprepared to protect their homes from the cold months of the winter season.

Beneficiaries

PROTECTION PROGRAM

Winter Kits & Clothes

The freezing winds of winter can be unbearable if you don’t have the proper clothing to keep yourself warm. For Syrians, winters can be considerably hard as they live in unfinished buildings, open tents, and improper shelters. WATAN provides the necessary winter kits and warm clothing for Syrian families to keep themselves and their innocent children warm.

Blanket & Mattress For A Person £24

Winter Clothes For A Person £34

Kerosene Heating

In Northern Syria, temperatures tend to drop below the freezing point during the peak of the winter season, which makes it difficult for impoverished families to get through. However, with heaters used with kerosene or fuel, the IDPs can stay cosy at night.

Last year, WATAN  distributed heating fuel to the camp of Ihtimlat Al-Marg, located near the city of Azaz. The camp has over 500 families and is exposed to floods and rain every year.

Kerosene Heating For A Family For A Month £115

Makeshift Tents

Due to a lack of shelters, millions of Syrian IDPs are living in dreadful conditions. They constantly go through troubles of surviving various weather conditions such as flooding, rain, and cold. With your support, WATAN could aid them in providing proper tents which will provide shelter to a struggling family.

Last year, to protect the makeshift tents and the living conditions of the displaced Syrians from the flood, WATAN launched a project to lay gravel and facilitate the floor of the tents of the IDPs in Northern Syria, where it facilitated the floor of 3500 tents in Al Halazoun Camp, Idlib countryside.

Shelter For A Family £650

Give Where the Need is Greatest

£34 - Winter Clothes For A Person

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