This year, millions of vulnerable people in Gaza and Syria including children, women, the disabled and elderly face the very real  risk of dying from a preventable death due to extreme winter temperatures. In light of the 2014 conflict in Gaza, thousands of people have been  forced to live outdoors as temperatures continue to drop and living conditions depreciate further as days go by. In fact, as confirmed by the Gaza Ministry Of Health, 5 children died in January 2015 as they froze to death contracting life-threatening illnesses such as hypothermia, the youngest of them only 5 months old and the oldest around 11-12 years old. This is one of the largest death-tolls of children losing their lives because of the cold in Gaza in recent memory.
Despite reaching temperatures of up to 45 degree Celsius in some areas during the summer, the winters in Syria can be very harsh and include prolonged periods of snow and temperatures below zero. Out of the 7 million men, women, boys and girls who are estimated to be internally displaced, many have left without adequate clothing and have to stay in make- shift shelters, which leaves them extremely vulnerable to rain, snow and freezing temperatures.
This winter our team aim to deliver stove heaters, diesel fuel, blankets and jackets to thousands of families in the most needy areas inside Syria and Gaza this will help save lives and bring them comfort during the harshest days and nights.
Please support One Nations emergency winter campaign and let’s save lives together!