Below Zero: Winter Appeal

Below Zero: Winter Appeal

Keep them warm, keep them alive

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Don't Leave Them Out in the Cold

This winter, families in Pakistan will be facing the cold season without the shelter of a proper home, the protection of warm clothes and blankets or the sustenance of nutritious food. As if the daily struggle to survive disaster and grinding poverty is not enough, they now face the onslaught of winter.

When temperatures drop below zero, the most vulnerable will be at risk of serious illness and even death. They will be relying on the generosity of someone like you to keep them warm and safe. The reality is, that without your help they may not survive. Whether it’s refugees in flimsy tents, or rough sleepers on the streets, your donations will be a lifeline for thousands of people.

The basic items that we take for granted every winter can be life-savers for families at the mercy of the elements. A simple stove and some winter fuel can keep a refugee tent warm during the long cold nights, nutritious food can give an already malnourished child the strength their little body needs to fight the cold and a shelter kit can protect a vulnerable family from bitter winds and torrential rain.

We will be distributing emergency relief throughout the winter months. ‘On the authority of Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri (ra) that the Prophet (saw) said, “The winter is the spring of the believer” (Ahmad). In this season which allows us the extra special opportunity to focus on our ibadah, give your Sadaqah to help those in need.

Warm blankets should not be a luxury

Blankets and warm clothing are a simple, yet effective way of keeping people warm in cold homes. Yet, despite being winter essentials, there are many families around the world for whom these items are an unaffordable luxury.

Providing winter blankets and clothes is a cheap, but efficient way to protect families from the long cold nights.

How you can help

The choice between heating and eating

It is a struggle for poor families to feed everyone at any time of the year. But in the barren winter when cheap, yet nutritious food items like fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available, many have to make the difficult choice between eating and keeping warm.

By providing nutritious food you are giving families the essential fuel they need to keep them warm and healthy through the winter months and ensuring they don’t have to decide between food and other winter essentials.

How you can help

Out in the cold

For families who have no domestic heating, huddling together around an open fire is often the only way to keep warm. Many who cannot afford fuel have to burn rubbish even though the toxic fumes make them sick. Others are forced to do without any warmth.

By giving winter stoves and fuel you are giving a family a safe way of heating their home and ensuring they don’t have to cook outside in the cold.

How you can help

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Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. A separate and independent entity was incorporated in Canada in October 2015 and there is a pending application for registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty