For many of us, winter is our favorite season. When it gets cold we can throw on a heavy jacket, bundle up in a blanket, or sit in front of a fireplace and enjoy the warmth. But for many people in underdeveloped countries, winter is a constant struggle of survival.
As the weather begins to climb down, families in the Middle East are preparing for an unbearable few months. They face a daily struggle to keep themselves warm, with little to no protection from the wind, rain and freezing temperatures.
This leaves many families struggling to stay warm during the winter months. They often go without food or essential medicines in order to save on money, and many children are forced to sleep on the floor because there is no room for them in bed.
Many of these families live in makeshift homes or tents, which offer little protection from the cold weather. Even those who do have a proper home often don’t have enough money to buy adequate heating supplies, such as fuel or blankets.
The conditions these families are living in are absolutely horrendous, and they desperately need our help. Please consider donating to our Winter Relief Program, we are working hard to provide warmth and shelter to these vulnerable people
Help Children Survive Winter
For just $25, you can provide 5 people with jackets, $50 dollars can bring 5 individuals with heavy blankets, and $75 can provide 5 people with a mattress to sleep on. With your help, we can make sure that no child goes hungry this winter and survives. Please donate today and help us save lives. Every little bit helps! Visit our website now to make a difference.
You can help by donating to the Winter Relief fund.
*Your donation will go towards providing jackets, mattresses, blankets and other essentials to children and families in need.
The Dangers of Child Malnutrition In Winter
No child should have to go hungry, but sadly, child malnutrition is a problem that persists in many parts of the world. When winter comes, the problem is exacerbated by the fact that food supplies may be scarce and children may have to walk long distances to find food. This can often lead to malnourished children becoming trapped in a cycle of poverty and hunger.
Child malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a child’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term covers undernutrition (insufficient nutrients), overweight, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies (deficiencies of vitamins and minerals). It is estimated that globally,162 million children under five years old are stunted (too short for their age), 50 million are wasted (too thin for their height).
Malnourished children often live in crowded conditions without proper sanitation, which makes them more likely to come into contact with illness-causing bacteria and viruses. As a result, it is essential that children who are at risk for malnutrition receive the proper nutrition and medical care to help boost their immune systems. With the right support, these children can stay healthy and avoid the potentially devastating effects of cold-weather illnesses.
Malnourished children are especially vulnerable during winter. They may have to walk long distances in cold weather to find food, which can lead to them suffering from exposure. Additionally, lacking essential nutrients can make it difficult for children to fight off illnesses such as colds and flu. In severe cases, malnutrition can even lead to death.
HRD is the result of friends and community pulling together to find a way to help those less fortunate. We are dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by ongoing conflict.