Protect them this Winter

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Winter: the unforgiving enemy

For many of us, winter means snowball fights, fluffy socks, warm fires and hot chocolate. The cold weather and dark days are unpleasant, but 'we now we can keep ourselves warm and safe'. The reality is very different for countless people living in poverty around the world. For refugees, those facing conflict and famine, and those living in poverty, winter is a fight for survival.

The Facts :
Yemen

Over a million women, children, elderly and families are starving with no protection from the harsh winter.

Displaced

Millions of displaced refugees are living in temporary shelter this winter.

Gaza

A quarter of Palestinians are still living in the rubble of their destroyed homes.

Kashmir

Curfews, lockdowns and now Covid-19, survival becomes extremely difficult through winter.

Pakistan

29.5% of all Pakistanis live below the poverty line. Making staying warm even harder.

This winter your donation can save lives in Shaam, Yemen, Pakistan and Kashmir.

Help With* Donate Region
Blankets - minimum of 2 £20 Yemen, Pakistan, Shaam, Kashmir
Winter Kit - thermals, coat, shoes, hats, gloves £50 Yemen, Pakistan, Shaam, Kashmir
Winter Food - food for one month for a family of 5 £50 Yemen, Pakistan, Shaam, Kashmir
Tent - waterproof protection £60 Pakistan, flood victims
Warmth Pack - winter kit, blankets & hygiene kit £85 Yemen, Pakistan, Shaam, Kashmir
Stove with Fuel - 600kg of fuel £125 Yemen or Shaam
Homes for refugees - Safe Haven £1,250 Shaam

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Protect Them Now

This year, the Coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even worse, and without adequate protection, communities are at huge risk.

For the most vulnerable around the world, winter is a brutal and unforgiving enemy from which they have no protection or safe haven. Winter leaves vulnerable communities freezing, without food, warmth or shelter. It can kill them. You can protect them.

SKT Welfare’s winter emergency response will ensure those in need receive warmth, protection and safety through the devastating winter months. In Yemen, Kashmir, Shaam and Pakistan, we will be distributing blankets, hygiene kits, food parcels, heaters and fuels. We will also be building homes – Safe Havens – for those who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict.  

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Yemen

In Yemen, most of the year is dry and hot, which makes the sudden onset of harsh, freezing winters even more dangerous. Temperatures fall below freezing alongside expected heavy rains that will likely lead to flooding and yet more structural damage, pushing already strained communities to breaking point. Yemen has been facing years of conflict, and over a million people are starving. Winter is a brutal enemy for the people of Yemen, and they will fight to survive. You can help protect them.

Shaam

During the winter, people in Shaam face freezing temperatures, with little or no protection. Decades of conflict has led thousands of families live in makeshift shelters and slums, many still living in the rubble of their destroyed homes. This makes winter almost impossible to survive. Winter leaves people extremely vulnerable, and with many having little to no access to vital fuel for cooking and keeping warm; they are in danger of falling seriously ill.

We want to protect those in need by building Safe Havens – secure homes that offer protection and warmth. You can build a home for £1,250, and also distribute warm, winter aid that will help them stay warm and survive.

Help them Survive

Kashmir

Winters in Kashmir are unforgiving.  Kashmir deals with excessive snow, freezing temperatures and icy conditions. Combined with curfews, lockdowns and now Covid-19, survival becomes extremely difficult. Countless families are living in extreme poverty without enough food to eat, and no ways to stay warm through the bitter cold months. Snowfall began as early as September this year, foreshadowing a long and painful winter.  You can help protect them.

Pakistan

29.5% of all Pakistanis live below the poverty line. Everyday life is a struggle; but the freezing winter nights are life-threatening. While Pakistan is known for it’s warm summers, the winter months are brutal. Temperatures fall well below zero and parts of the country face heavy snow and rain. For those living in poverty, winter is a huge struggle and many fear they will not survive.

At SKT Welfare, we are prioritising families in interior Sindh  who have lost their homes and livelihoods in recent, devastating floods.

When we think of winter for refugees in temporary camps, or vulnerable communities affected by floods in Pakistan or for impoverished communities already on the brink of starvation in Yemen, we think of an unescapable doom. Much like an enemy, winter will attack, harm and even kill. Like an enemy, winter will target the most vulnerable and take advantage of any weaknesses. Unlike a friend or an ally, winter will not soothe or protect against the difficulties these communities are already facing.

This year, the Coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even worse, and without adequate protection, communities are at huge risk. For the most vulnerable around the world, winter is a brutal and unforgiving enemy.

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