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Refugees Brace for Harsh Winter



  • January 06, 2014
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One of the harshest winters in recorded history threatens to wipe out 2.3 million Syrian refugees fighting to survive along the war-torn border.

In the days leading up to Christmas, a series of unprecedented winter storms hit the Middle East with alarming ferocity.

Sub-zero temperatures, high winds, snow, and ice battered the flimsy arches of refugee tents, leaving millions of children shivering, wet, and freezing to death.

Syrian refugee child

Others who have sought refuge in abandoned buildings huddle in groups under doorways to stay warm and dry. Dilapidated buildings with no roofs, no doors, and virtually no insulation offer little reprieve against the piercing elements.

Most refugees are completely unprepared for the frigid winter weather with nothing more than what they had with them when they fled Syria. Their children have very little clothing, roaming the streets without shoes, gloves, or winter coats.

Syrian refugee baby

Water and raw sewage are seeping through the entrances of tents, perpetuating the cycle of filth and disease. With weeks of miserable winter conditions still ahead, the situation is growing worse by the day.

If you would like to help bring warmth to a Syrian refugee this winter, there’s no better time than now.

Our teams are working tirelessly to deliver food, water, hygiene items, blankets, and heaters to families in need. We’re excited to report that over 700 refugees were reached this Christmas because of your support. But millions more still urgently need our help.

Syrian refugee trauma

As the struggle for life continues along the Syrian border and international relief begins to wane, our compassionate response is needed now more than ever.

Stand with us today to give refugee families a fighting chance against the onslaught of an unforgiving winter. Give generously. Share this incredible need with others. And please . . . continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Syria.

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