The Syrian Family Crippled By Cold
You have to walk ten long hours non-stop… You have to do this through 30 cms of snow in freezing temperatures…You have to do this without shoes on your feet.
This is an unbearable reality endured by an 11 year old Syrian refugee and his mother.
Air strikes and constant war in Syria forced them to flee their country to seek shelter across the border. Crossing freezing mountains.
Incredibly, through their bravery and resilience, they managed to make it to safety. But then they had to flee across perilous seas in an overcrowded boat. No life-jackets, no guarantee they’d survive, again they risked life and limb.
Finally making it to Greece, these brave two reached the shore in agony.
Tragically, the medics in Greece saw that they were suffering severe frostbite and their feet were now gangrenous. There was no option but to amputate their feet to save their lives.
This tragic story is just one of millions for Syrian refugees.
They are forced into acts of heroism on their journey to safety – safety from a war that was not of their making – innocent people put through hell.
Winter makes the plight of Syrian refugees even worse. Freezing cold, lack of food means that they are susceptible to illnesses that without the basic medicines we take for granted can kill.
Living in freezing breeze-block shelters or tattered tents, parents have to choose between feeding their children and keeping them warm: there isn’t money for both food and fuel.
But You Can help
We’re there supplying food, warm clothing and bedding and medicines. You can help us reach more people, saving more lives.
€80 will provide a family food parcel in Syria - feeding a family of five for a month. €210 will give a Winter Survival Kit with containing clothes, blankets, mattresses, heating fuel and food to safeguard a family and keep them both warm and fed.
Any donation to our Winter Appeal Fund will help towards saving the lives of Syrian refugees so that they do not have to face the horror of what the family crippled by cold had to face.Help Besieged Civilians of Syria