Winters are harsh, and those already vulnerable are not ready to face another fight. Help prepare them for winter in hopes of seeing another Ramadan. Offer your Zakat and Sadaqah and earn Allah’s grace by aiding the world’s neediest families.
Palestine in Pain
Your donation will help bring essential aid to the families in Palestine.
Your donation will bring essential winter supplies to families in need.
Pakistan Winter Rebuild
Your donation will provide families in flood-affected regions with life’s essentials.
Current Context in Syria
In the harsh winter of Syrian refugee camps, impoverished families face dire conditions. Makeshift shelters provide little insulation against biting cold, with temperatures plummeting below freezing. Without proper heating, the cold seeps into their fragile homes, threatening especially the young and the elderly. Blankets and warm clothing are scarce, often leading to illness. Food is limited, and the struggle for adequate nutrition intensifies as the body demands more to maintain warmth. The landscape, blanketed in snow, further isolates these families, compounding their vulnerability and desperation in the face of relentless, chilling adversity.
Humanitarian Crisis Statistics
- Population in Need: Approximately 15.3 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance, which is about 70% of the population within the country.
- Poverty Rates and Education: More than 90% of Syrians live below the poverty line, and over 2 million Syrian refugee children are out of school with an additional 1.6 million at risk of dropping out.
- Displacement Figures: About 5.3 million Syrian refugees are living in neighboring countries, with over 6.8 million internally displaced within Syria. Women and children make up over two-thirds of the displaced population.
- Food Insecurity: It’s estimated that 12 million people are food insecure, with 2.5 million severely food insecure as of January 2023.
- UNHCR Winter Relief: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides winter relief items such as warm clothes, sleeping bags, thermal blankets, stoves, fuel for heating, and insulation for tents during winter, alongside cash assistance for rent, food, and medicine.
- Global Impact of Syrian Refugees: Syrian refugees have sought asylum in over 130 countries. Turkey hosts over 3.6 million, and Lebanon hosts 1.5 million, the largest number per capita in the world. Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan houses more than 82,000 refugees, with children and women constituting a significant portion of the population.
- Poverty Challenges: The population is facing rampant poverty, exacerbated by funding shortages for humanitarian aid and inflation, with many relying on melting snow for drinking water.
- Extreme Poverty Statistics: A staggering 97% of northwest Syria’s population lives in extreme poverty, earning less than $2 a day, and over 80% require food assistance.