For Syrian children, the harsh winter brings more woes
“We really need help to stay warm this winter,” says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
“I know my mum has no way to provide us with winter clothes. Our situation was quite bad last year but this year we have just no money in the house,” says Ibrahim.
During my recent mission to Aleppo city, in northern Syria, I visited a large shelter hosting children and families displaced by the ongoing conflict. The conversations turned inevitably to their worries about winter. Like young Ibrahim, millions of conflict-affected children and families in Syria are bracing themselves for the descent into freezing winter temperatures. With more than 6.4 million people – including 3 million children – displaced from their homes, many live in temporary shelters that can provide scant protection from…
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