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A Winter of Life or Death? You Decide. 

For millions around the world, winter could bring a harsh, cruel death.  Or it could be a time for survival, warmth and life. You decide.

Without warm clothes, hot food and warm homes, winter is a fight for survival. For those refugees living in unimaginable poverty, facing famine and conflict, the sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions around the world leave them fearing for their lives. In winter, impoverished communities are more vulnerable than ever, living without essential items that could help them survive through the winter. 

For Syrian refugees, the vulnerable communities in Pakistan and Bangladesh and those already starving in Yemen, we fear the worst in winter. Without warm food, clothing and shelter, many are susceptible to freezing to death, or facing deadly illnesses.

You can help them survive this winter. You can make this a Winter of Life. Our winter emergency response will ensure those most vulnerable will receive the warmth and protection they need to get through this winter. In Gaza, Yemen, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Pakistan, we will be distributing blankets, food, clothing, shelters and heaters.  

Donate now and help us make this a winter of Life. 

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Around the world, millions of people do not have secure homes and are living in temporary refugee camps or homes. Millions of refugees from Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Lebanon, Burma and Kashmir, have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. They have escaped violence and conflict. However, winter is a crisis they will not be able to escape. This winter, more than ever, people need your help to stay warm, safe and alive. 

Allah tells us in the Holy Qur’an that:

‘Whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity’ [Qur’an 5:32]

You can help a family survive the dreadful winter with a Winter Family Food Pack for just £55. This includes nutritious food items like rice, flour, powder milk, sugar, tea & cooking oil which will provide a family with hot meals during the winter.

Our £85 Winter Essentials & Family Food Pack contains clothing kits, thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, and socks in addition to the essential food items – this will give a family the much-needed protection from the cold during the winter months. 

For £300 you can protect and save a family by giving them an Emergency Survival Pack. This will provide a family with a full winter kit including emergency food, mattress, clothes, and heater and 80kg of coal, which will last them through the winter months. They will be able to stay warm, safe and enjoy hot food.



Winter Essential Packs Distributed


Winter Food Packs Distributed


Blankets Distributed


Heaters Distributed


Temporary Shelters Provided

12-year-old Khalil’s Story

12-year-old Khalil has two brothers and two sisters. “I was in school when air strike hit our town and destroyed everything. Our school, houses and belongings were burnt to the ground by the horrific air strike. We are having a very hard time during winter because of the severe cold, and do not have enough food to eat, nor a propert shelter to keep us warm.”

The young Syrian family of seven were forced to flee their home and town, alongside hundreds and thousands of others, fearing for their lives. These vulnerable people have been left with no other option than to seek refuge in camps established on the border between Syria and Turkey.

Alhamdulillah, thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have been able to help Khalil and his family throughout winter, ensuring they have everything to stay warm, healthy and alive.

Khalil said: “The people of Al Mustafa charity gave us thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, socks and food such as rice, flour, powder milk, sugar, tea and cooking oil for my family. You have no idea how it felt. We were celebrating like it was Eid. My parents had tears in their eyes. The best thing was when we got a small tent with a sleeping bag, water, heater and coal to keep us warm.”

Abdul Basit’s Story

Abdul Basit is a seven-year-old Yemeni orphan child. He was happily living with his family in Sana'a, Seiyun, where his father ran a fruit shop. However, one day, Abdul Basit's life was turned upside down and a horrific air strike took everything from him as both his parents were killed. Since that traumatic incident, Abdul and his two younger sisters have been living with their disabled uncle. Al Mustafa Welfare Trust has been able to provide Abdul and his family with essential aid for the winter, alhamdulillah.

 Traumatised by what he has experienced, Abdul Basit told us: “Our life is crippled by conflict and war and now we are on the brink of famine. Thanks to Al Mustafa Welfare Trust for providing us with thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and socks as well as rice, flour, powder milk, sugar, tea and cooking oil. Me and my two sisters were really happy when we received ready meals, sleeping bag, water, heater, coal and a small tent that kept keep us warm as it gets so cold in winter. This really eased our suffering. Thank you, Al Mustafa and their donors’ big hearts.” said Abdul Basit with a big smile on his face.

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