Press Release: Winter Aid ProjectZubair Akram
25th November 2019
Winter Aid Project Aims to Reach Thousands of Refugees
Last winter the Green Lane Task Force helped thousands of Syrian families survive the harsh winter. This year, as the winter sets in, the situation of Syrian and other refugees living in Jordan still raises many concerns including health issues and lack of food. Winter in Jordan can be very harsh and include prolonged periods of snow and temperatures below zero. Out of the 665,000 Syrians who are estimated to be internally displaced, many have left without adequate clothing and have to stay in make-shift shelters, which leaves them extremely vulnerable to rain, snow and freezing temperatures.
To help counter this, In December 2019, the Task Force GLM team will be travelling to Jordan to distribute winter aid to Syrian refugees which includes heaters, fuel, clothing and food parcels.
Jordan remains the second largest refugee host per capita worldwide with roughly 750,000 refugees, of 57 different nationalities, according to a UNHCR report released in June. There are simply not enough recourses to swiftly house and rehabilitate the lives of these refugees, and winter can be the most difficult time to endure.
Preceded by Lebanon where 1 in 6 individuals is a refugee; in Jordan, 1 out of every 14 individuals is a refugee. 84% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas in dire conditions and 16% live in refugee camps. 48% of refugees are children, and 4.5% are elderly people. Due to this, all aid is procured locally to help boost the local economy.
The aid will be apportioned in accordance to those most vulnerable, prioritising women headed households, elderly, and child refugees.
These families are in extreme danger this winter. If you would like to help by donating a winter pack for an individual or a family to help them survive the winter, please visit www.taskforceglm.org.
For more information about the Winter Aid Project, please contact [email protected]
Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre
20 Green Lane
Birmingham, B9 5DB
Tel: 0121 713 0080
Email: [email protected]