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Please help children survive the cold this Christmas

Single donation
could provide a Shelter Weatherproofing Kit for 9 Syrian refugee families, helping to insulate and secure their shelters

This Christmas, children in Lebanon are fighting to survive freezing winter temperatures.

1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon has the highest proportion of refugees in the world

  • 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • Freezing temperatures with inadequate shelter

  • Children at risk of pneumonia

  • Thousands of Lebanese people fleeing

Humanitarian needs are mounting in Lebanon as a brutal winter approaches.

Since 8th October, armed confrontation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has resulted in almost 29,000 Lebanese people fleeing their homes. 

They join 1.5 million Syrian refugees, who are already displaced having escaped ongoing conflict. As bombs destroyed their homes and the lives they knew in Syria, families fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

But now, those who escaped ongoing conflict now face another threat - plummeting temperatures paired with inadequate shelter.

So many Syrian families are still trapped here by the war without the basic means to survive the freezing winter that’s closing in fast, putting children at risk of pneumonia and hypothermia.

Mothers and fathers doing everything they can to protect their children - but they need your support. 

Maram and Khaled

Khaled, Maram and their four children sitting on the floor
Khaled, his wife Maram* and their four children, Maria* (7), Malik* (6), Dalia* (4) and Ali* (2) were forced to move up to the mountains recently as they can not afford to live in the city. Photo: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

Maram*, her husband Khaled* and their four children all live and sleep in one room for warmth. They cannot afford to heat the building, and the high ceilings, concrete walls and lack of insulation add to the cold. 

Maram cradles her two-year-old son in a blanket while the other children sit on thin mats on the floor, the only thing protecting their little bodies from the cold. They play with a broken one-legged doll – the only toy in the home. 

Maram and Khaled do everything they can to keep their children safe, but they cannot keep them warm in the cold Lebanese winter. 

*Names have been changed to protect identities

How your support can help

Dalia playing with her broken doll
Dalia* has just one toy, a broken doll, to play with. Photo: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

This Christmas, your donation can ensure that parents can protect their children against the bitter cold in Lebanon.

Concern is providing families with Winter Survival Kits, containing mattresses, sleeping mats and thermal blankets. These supplies will allow parents to keep their children warm and dry during winter storms.

We are also providing Emergency Cash Assistance to allow parents the choice and dignity to buy vital essentials like food, fuel, warm clothes, and life-saving medicine if their children fall ill from the cold.

We need your help to provide life-saving winter support to families in Lebanon this Christmas.

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Maram and two of her children in the doorway of the building they live in

Lebanon Christmas Survival Appeal

  • Children at risk of pneumonia and hypothermia

  • Provide kits to help families survive the brutal winter

  • Bring hope to Syrian and Lebanese families who have fled conflict

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