Syrian Children Battle Freezing Temperatures and Escalating Violence

More than 500,000 children have been displaced, and 77 children killed or injured, as a result of intense violence in northwest Syria since 1 December 2019*.

Today, tens of thousands of children, and their families, are now living in tents across the Middle-East.

These flimsy tents aren’t waterproof and offer no protection from the freezing temperatures and biting winds.

Mothers, who’ve done everything to protect their children from conflict, must now battle the elements to survive.

“We walked for three days and now live in tents. All of our belongings were soaked with rain and mud,” says Nadia*, a recently displaced mother originally from Saraqeb in Idlib, now living in the Aleppo area.

“I have a very sick child who needs urgent surgery, but I cannot afford it. If my child dies, all I could do is to bury him.”

Children in Northern Syria are in desperate need of medicine, food, clean water and warm clothes if they are to survive.

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 €50 can buy 10 quality thermal blankets to keep children warm and protect them from the cold.
  • Your €100 can provide emergency food, clean water and medicines to protect 2 children saving their lives.
  • 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.