As temperatures begin to fall and we experience, snow, icy winds and frosty mornings, many families worldwide will struggle to stay warm. In the UK, many people are facing impossible decisions to stay warm, safe and fed.
For vulnerable communities around the world, winter can be deadly. Millions of families in Pakistan lost everything in the recent floods, and now face a deadly winter with no shelter or warmth. They are at more risk than ever.
Refugees in countries like Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, and Bangladesh don’t have a place to call home, or a warm house with blankets, hot food and clean water. Impoverished families in cold regions of Burma and Kashmir will experience conditions so icy, that even a simple cold could become fatal.
This winter, we need to come together to help each other, and especially those most in need. This year, let us survive winter together.
Thousands of villages were pushed under water, precious lives lost, livelihoods ruined and over 2 million houses have been destroyed. Millions of people are currently homeless, and since the floods have been living in temporary camps or on the streets, without shelter to protect them, or food, clean water or the healthcare they eagerly need. Now, as winter begins to set in across the continent, these vulnerable families are at even greater risk. This winter in Pakistan will see a marked rise in illness and suffering as families who lost everything have no protection or safety.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust has been on the ground supporting the people of Pakistan as soon as devastation struck. Now, we are focusing on Rebuilding Pakistan by rebuilding homes. By building houses, we’ll help offer families hope, security and a chance to build a bright future once again after all the loss.
Donate now and help us make this a winter of Life.
There are almost 275,000 people homeless and living in the streets, temporary shelters or unconventional buildings such as car parks and sheds. This winter, we need to come together and help ensure the most vulnerable of our society are able to survive and thrive by keeping them warm. We need to survive winter together.
We seek to provide ease and comfort to the homeless community throughout winter. Our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers carry out initiatives providing food, clothing and hygiene kits, helping people stay warm and safe. These outreach initiatives help us remind those in need that they are not alone and are not forgotten. Each distribution enables us to save lives, tackle bigger issues and helps us all survive winter together.
Donate now and help us make this a winter of Life. .
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10-year old Zahra’s story: A childhood in a refugee camp
Ten-year-old Zahra is a Syrian refugee living in a make-shift home in a refugee camp. As well as fleeing her home amid violence and suffering, Zahra has suffered incredible, deep loss. Last year, her precious mother passed away, leaving a huge gaping hole in Zahra’s life.
While she longs for her mother’s touch and words of comfort, Zahra must be strong for her siblings and father. Their home fails to protect them. In the winter, it is terribly cold and throughout the year it becomes muddy and flooded due to rains. Zahra and her siblings often shiver through the nights worrying about getting unwell when the nearest hospital is still just way too far.
Like any child, Zahra dreams of safety, toys and joy. Instead, she worries about surviving. Will you help vulnerable families like Zahra’s?
You can provide families like Zahra’s with food, relief aid & medical aid so that they can stay healthy and safe.