Winter in Syria

Despite reaching temperatures of up to 45 degree Celsius in some areas during the summer, winter 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.

For the winter season 2014/2015, IFRC is planning to support SARC by providing winterization items such as blankets, mats and mattresses for 50,000 families. One family set includes five blankets, two matrasses and two mats. Taking into account that procurement, shipment and delivery to the end user may take up to two months, we urgently seek funding to ensure that the specified relief will be available before the cold season hits.

To help families in Syria embrace the upcoming winter, kindly find more information on the IFRC Winterization Proposal

A message by Dr Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, on the needs of Syrians for winter 2013/2014.