No Child Should Die from the Cold

Yahya is only 15 months old. It has been almost 4 years since his family sought shelter at the Domiz Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. But having fled the brutal conflict in Syria with little more than the clothes on their back, they struggle to survive through the harsh winter months.

Janda, Yahya's mother tells us more:

"The first year we came here was very, very cold. We didn't have anything. We didn't have a heater, water or electricity. We had to melt snow just to have something to drink.

We have been through so much. Even now, we are so scared sometimes.

We live in a tent, but the wind and snow used to break it often. We had to rebuild it every time. I worry how I'll keep my children warm this winter. Last year my brother-in-law's tent caught fire and three children inside died. We're so scared of having a fire now.

We can't run from war and then die from the cold."

Sadly, this nightmare is a reality for millions of Syrian families and without blankets and warm clothing, many children will die. UNICEF is working day and night to help children like Yahya survive winter, but we can only keep children safe with your support.

Add your name to raise awareness about this crisis and help children stay warm and safe this winter. 

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