Syrian Children Struggle to Survive a Freezing Winter

Violence in Syria has forced millions of children to flee their homes, often with just the clothes on their backs. Now winter is here.

Children are facing freezing temperatures with no way of keeping warm. Without blankets and warm clothes, children will struggle to survive the bitter cold. They urgently need your help.

For children living in flimsy tents and bombed out buildings without blankets or warm clothes, this winter will be devastating. There’s not a minute to lose. Hypothermia and respiratory illnesses like pneumonia are a real threat to the most vulnerable children.

With no proper heating, shelter, winter clothes and protection from the bitter cold weather, parents face a constant battle to keep their children warm, dry and alive. Without blankets and good quality winter clothes to keep them warm, many children will struggle to survive this winter and some could even die.

Your Donations Save Children’s Lives

It is only because of support from people like you that UNICEF can continue our work on the ground, in the hard to reach areas of Syria and in the refugee camps in surrounding countries.

Your donation means everything. We are funded entirely by voluntary contributions. By giving today you will be helping to provide vulnerable children with the life-saving supplies they urgently need.

Here is how you can protect Syrian children from the bitter cold this winter; 

  • Your €75 can buy quality thermal blankets to keep 15 children warm during the freezing winter.
  • Your €100 can heat a classroom for the entire winter, protecting children from the cold and allowing them to learn.
  • Your €150 can provide 3 children with a full winter kit of warm clothing including, boots, coat, hat, gloves and socks, keeping them safe from the elements this winter.

Winter Clothing Kit

The Winter Clothing Kit contains a warm fleece blanket, good sturdy winter jacket, a woollen sweater, warm winter trousers, a woollen hat and scarf set, woollen socks, winter boots and woollen gloves.

Can you give that gift today?

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,
33 Lower Ormond Quay,
Dublin D01 R283.

You can help reach more children affected by conflict. Please donate today and help  protect children. 

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.