Frostbitten, Injured, and Homeless

In the three years since the crisis in Syria began, more than six million people have been internally displaced.


“The only son I was dependent on was killed.”

Rita* was injured and fled her home with her remaining family.  She was unable to take anything with her.

“I left my home high and dry, I am empty handed.”

Syrian Refugee and ADRA field worker  Rita currently stays in a school with her grandchildren and shares a classroom with several other families.

“There are no doors or windows in this school and the cold weather gives me frostbite each night. There is only one blanket and at night my grandchildren and I sometimes warm ourselves by hugging and crying. We left our homes with no clothes and with no hope, and here we are”.

ADRA Syria provided Rita and her family with four blankets and warm winter clothes for seven people, including the children. She can now stay warm at night and take comfort in the warmth of her grandchildren.

The Winterization Assistance for Syrian IDPs project, implemented in partnership with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, provides winter clothes and blankets to those displaced from their homes due to the conflict. Funded by ADRA Canada, ADRA Denmark, the Canadian International Humanitarian Assistance (IHA), and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the project provides much-needed assistance to enable people to cope with the harsh winter conditions faced in and around Damascus.


*Not her real name.

For more information about ADRA Canada’s emergency response projects, please visit our Emergency Projects page.

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