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We cannot change the lives
of children alone!
We need YOU!​

Children in Syria are trying to survive the war.
Right now, they need your help to survive the harsh winter.

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Almost ten years into the war, the Syrian crisis continues to have a huge impact on children in the country, across the region and beyond. Up to 4.8 million children in Syria and 2.5 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries urgently require your support to protect them against the cold this winter.

Freezing nights, snow, harsh winds the change in weather brings a real threat to these children made more extreme this year by COVID-19. Without adequate shelter, warm clothing, blankets, heating and other essentials – children are at higher risk of falling sick, missing school and freezing to death.

No child should face the cold

UNICEF has been on the front line, providing services and support to vulnerable children of Syria since the beginning of the crisis. One such programme is winterization assistance, which provides support to vulnerable families to increase their preparedness for, and fulfil their basic needs during, the winter.

We know that these children cannot face this winter alone and require some form of humanitarian assistance. UNICEF and partners are on the ground in Syria and across the region to protect children, help them cope with the impact of conflict and resume their childhoods. We appeal to you to help make a difference for the children in Syria who need warm clothing, blankets and other key essentials to survive this harsh winter.

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Story from the field

Delivering warm clothes to keep children protected this winter.

Together with their family, siblings Avrin and Manan, fled to Ghernata village in northern rural Aleppo, Syria. The family now lives in one room, along with the few belongings they could carry.

Before receiving the winter clothing distributed by UNICEF in their village, the two children had one outfit. Whenever their mother did laundry they had to stay at home and wait for their clothes to dry, sometimes missing school. “I sometimes had to miss school because the only outfit I owned was not dry on time,” explains Avrin, 7, who was happy to receive the new winter clothes distributed by UNICEF.

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UNICEF and partners are working around the clock to deliver warm clothes and winter supplies to children affected by crisis in Syria and the region. The most vulnerable children – the youngest, poorest and those living in besieged areas – need help most urgently.

Every minute counts to keep a child warm. Help the vulnerable children of Syria this winter by donating the gift to warmth.

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Planning ahead for children

UNICEF needs your support now.

Up to 4.8 million children in Syria and 2.5 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, need assistance. UNICEF is appealing for US$2.5 billion in emergency funding. With your help, we can provide vulnerable children and their families with winter jackets, warm clothing, thermal blankets, gloves and caps. Funding received will also help us to repair schools during the winter months allowing children to continue accessing education, provide water and sanitation supplies; and provide medical supplies and services.

Please continue to support our work with your donation.
Together, we can help keep children warm.

Protect children from the harsh winter

If we don’t act urgently, millions of children affected by the crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries risk being left out in the cold.

With your generous donation, UNICEF can protect children from the harsh winter.

Winter clothing

Winter clothing

include jackets, trousers, gloves, hats,shoes, socks, scarves and thermal blankets.

Thermal blankets

Thermal blankets

can keep children snug and warm.

Cash assistance and vouchers

Cash assistance and vouchers

to address the most urgent needs of families and children in emergency.

New born baby kits

New born baby kits

contain a thick towel use as a receiving blanket to keep babies warm upon delivery.

Globally, 72 per cent of school children unable to access remote learning live in their countries’ poorest households.

More than 1.6 billion children and youth worldwide have been affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A study done during the MCO involving almost 1 million children in Malaysia found that about one-third do not own any digital devices and are unable to study remotely.

An additional 1.2 million children could die in six months, due to disruption in basic health interventions.

Winter clothing kits include jackets, trousers, gloves, hats, shoes, socks, scarves and thermal blankets. UNICEF will also provide families most at risk with cash assistance and vouchers to address the most urgent needs for their children. The newborn baby kits contain a thick towel use as a receiving blanket to keep babies warm upon delivery.

Please continue to support UNICEF to reach more children, together.