Winter Appeal

Blankets for Child RefugeesWinter Appeal

Lions are working together with UNICEF to keep refugee children safe and warm this winter and we need your support. We ask you to join together to help us raise £25,000 so 5,000 children can each receive a thermal blanket from UNICEF to keep them warm.

Children are fleeing war and disaster in greater numbers than at any time since World War 2. Thousands of Syrian children are missing the safety and warmth of home, family and school life. They are making dangerous journeys in search of safety. Children are travelling alone – risking their lives to be reunited with family. Many have fled with nothing but the clothes on their back. These children face a bitter winter in refugee camps or on perilous journeys in search of safety. Without warm winter supplies, they will struggle to survive.

BLANKETS ARE VITAL - Children on the move are exposed to bitterly cold air day and night. Now winter has arrived, the health of young children is especially at risk from the threat of diseases like pneumonia. Temperatures are dropping and only concerted action to accommodate and care for children now will prevent more deaths and suffering in the months ahead.

Your donation will help to keep refugee children safe this winter.

 


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