Winter Survival Kit

Refugees often flee home with just the clothes they’re wearing. Each winter survival kit includes thermal blankets (5), mattresses (3), winter clothes and a plastic sheet to insulate their tent — crucial supplies for a family with only a tent to protect them from the cold.


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Thanks to generous USA for UNHCR donors, families in east Aleppo, Syria, received emergency items to prepare for winter. These include blankets, mattresses, winter clothing, plastic sheets, containers to store water and fuel, hygiene kits and solar lights.

Millions of people are displaced inside Syria and in desperate need of aid. These vulnerable women, men and children are especially at risk during winter. Lack of adequate shelter, clothing, medical care and food make them vulnerable to respiratory diseases, hypothermia — and even death.

Families in east Aleppo, Syria, received emergency items to prepare for winter.

Syrian refugees Nahih and his son Mouetaz stand outside their shelter in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Thanks to a heating stove — and other winter survival items — the whole family keeps warm.

Each winter, below-freezing temperatures, winds, rain and snow descend on the Bekaa Valley, home to thousands of Syrian refugee families like Nahih's. They depend on people like you for their survival.

Syrian refugees Nahih and his son Mouetaz stand outside their shelter in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

Thanks to a heating stove — and other winter survival items — the whole family keeps warm.

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We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible to help refugees. The catalog items shown reflect periodic surveys of the countries UNHCR operates in and represent both the need and price of critical aid items. Although each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most.

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