Winter Appeal

Make this a Winter of Mercy

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Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, 

“The merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.” [Tirmidhī 1924]

While many of us eagerly await the first snowflakes of winter and warm fires, winter can be a fight for survival for millions across the globe. Sub-zero temperatures and snow can be unforgiving, relentless and merciless. In countries like Pakistan, Syria, Palestine and Kashmir, where people are already living below the poverty line and without good access to food, shelter and clothing, winter becomes a living nightmare, as minor illnesses can become fatal. Even here in the UK, winter can be a threat for those homeless and living on the streets. Every year, scores of people die in the winter months, often on pavements and in shop doorsteps.

This winter, for just £50 you can provide warm clothing, blankets and fuel for families who otherwise may not survive the winter. Your £50 donation will be giving warmth, hope and mercy. Make this a winter of mercy.

SKT Welfare will be distributing warm clothing, blankets and fuel to families in Pakistan, Gaza, Syria, Kashmir and here at home in the UK. For just £50, you can help make sure a family in need receive warmth and protection this winter.

Pakistan

Almost a quarter of all Pakistanis live below the poverty line.

Temperatures drop below freezing at night during the winter months, and many of Pakistan’s poorest and most vulnerable people just don’t have the money to buy winter clothes or blankets. Millions of the country’s poorest people live in fear that they won’t make it through the winter months.

Make this a winter of mercy. For just £50, you could help provide warm clothes, blankets, mattresses and quilts to families who would otherwise struggle to survive.

Syria

Almost 9 years of war has left over 11 million people in Syria in desperate need of aid.
Millions have fled their homes and are displaced within the country, living without proper shelter, and with no food or warm clothes. While many have managed to seek refuge from war, winter is a threat they cannot escape.

Winter in Syria can be extremely harsh, with periods of heavy snow and temperatures well below zero. Over 1.5 million children face freezing temperatures this winter, without warm clothes, good food, or shelter to keep them warm. Winter is every parent’s nightmare in Syria.

If we do nothing, children will die. Make this a winter of mercy. Just £50 could provide a stove and coal for a family to make sure they have enough heat and warm food to last them the whole of winter. 

Gaza 

Over 90,000 people are internally displaced in Gaza.

These people are living in all kinds of makeshift shelters; around a quarter still live in the rubble of their destroyed homes. People living in Gaza are extremely vulnerable to the cold weather this winter, and are in danger of freezing.

Insha’Allah, SKT Welfare will be reaching those most in need. For just £50, you could provide warm clothes and blankets to those most in need, and make this a winter of mercy. 

Kashmir

In Kashmir, winters are brutal with sub-zero temperatures and snowfall, made worse by frequent power cuts. Living under intense curfew makes access to warm food, clothes and fuel even harder in the winter months, and supplies of food are running out fast. Many living in Kashmir wonder if they’ll make it through the winter. 

Make this a winter of mercy. For just £50, you could provide families in Kashmir with warm clothes and firewood for heating and cooking. You will be providing a life-line in the freezing weather.

UK

In the UK, there are approximately 320,000 people recorded as homeless, living on the streets or in temporary accommodation. Homelessness in the UK has increased by 75% since 2010. In the winter months, without shelter, warm food, warm clothing and protection, countless people are at risk and many fear for their survival. Last year, at least 78 homeless people died over winter.

Make this a winter of mercy. With just £50 you can bring warmth and safety to people struggling in the bitter winter in the UK. Donate today.

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