Aydin gets new winter clothes
Three-year-old Aydin’s face is a picture of excitement as his mother helps him to put on his new winter clothes from Unicef.
Aydin and his mother, Juin, are at a Unicef distribution point just outside the Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraq, where Unicef staff are giving out winter clothing kits to children and families preparing to face another bitterly cold winter.
Aydin opens his cardboard box and starts pulling out the items inside. First some warm trousers and a jumper, then sturdy boots, then a thick winter coat.
Scroll through the pictures below to see what else is in Aydin’s winter clothing box.
How you can help us keep children like Aydin safe and warm this winter
As winter approaches, Aydin’s mother, Juin, is worried about the cold weather and its dangers. This will be their fourth winter since they fled their home in Syria. She knows how dangerous winter can be for children like Aydin.
“He got sick a lot because he was so cold,” she says. “His eyes would water all the time. He would cough constantly and he was vomiting.”
Right now, 8.4 million Syrian children are facing another bitterly cold winter. As the temperature plummets, they desperately need warm clothes and blankets.
HELP US KEEP MORE CHILDREN SAFE THIS WINTER
Thanks to your support we can reach more children with life-saving clothes and supplies to keep them warm as they face another winter.
A donation of £35 could provide a full set of winter clothes for a Syrian child.
How will my donation help children?
We’re working tirelessly to protect children like Aydin from the cold, and give them hope for a happy future. We’re there in refugee camps and host communities, ensuring children have access to life-saving food, water and medical care.
Your donation will help Unicef teams on the ground provide life-saving supplies and support to the most vulnerable children and families. As temperatures drop to freezing across the Middle East and North Africa, we hope to reach 1.5 million children and families with essential winter supplies to keep them safe and warm this winter.
This winter, we’re providing children with:
We’re also providing longer-term support to help children, young people and families rebuild their lives. We’re providing education, psychosocial support and safe spaces for them to play and have some much-needed fun. And we’re lobbying governments to strengthen systems and policies to keep children safe when they have been forced to leave their homes.