The winter is unfurling its icy embrace. It presents a formidable challenge for families worldwide, particularly those entrenched in poverty. The arrival of winter ushers in a season of struggle for people in:
Moreover, the plight intensifies for the refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). These people are already going through layers of adversity. In this circumstance, we must provide warm clothes and heaters for poor families.
What Are the Current Conditions of the Destitute Populations?
These families face multitudes of challenges during winter. Every year, many people die because of the extreme weather. Besides, they don’t even have adequate resources to endure the lower temperatures. Thus, a large number of people also become affected by various health issues, such as:
- Respiratory infections
Elderly people and children are vulnerable to these chronic illnesses. Additionally, these health issues are increasing school absenteeism.
Here is an overview of the present condition of the people:
In Sudan, the winter season here spans from November to February. The temperature in Khartoum ranges from 17°C to 34°C. The temperature seems moderate. Yet, many impoverished families can’t afford warm clothes and heathers. Particularly, refugees and IDPs can’t afford the solace of warm clothes and heaters.
Similarly, in Bangladesh, winter lasts from November to February. Dhaka’s temperature ranges from 15°C to 28°C. And many families, especially in slums and informal settlements, struggle.
Winter lingers from December to February in Pakistan. The temperature fluctuates between 5°C to 16°C. Low-income families in rural areas can’t secure resources for winter. Also, there are people displaced by conflicts or natural disasters.
In Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, the winter season extends from November to April. Temperatures vary from 12°C to 23°C in Cairo, 7°C to 16°C in Amman, 14°C to 21°C in Beirut, and 7°C to 16°C in Ramallah. Refugee and IDP families find themselves entangled in the biting cold. So, they struggle to afford the necessary winter resources.
How Does UMR Abate These Plights of the Underprivileged?
At the heart of UMR’s mission lies gathering compassion for people facing harsh realities. We understand their daily struggle, especially during the winter. So, we strive to be a source of warmth. Through various projects, we create avenues for resilience and self-sufficiency for these people. Our collective compassion fuels our goal of helping people in the harsh weather.
Our collective compassion fuels our commitment to helping people. Through various projects, we create avenues for resilience and self-sufficiency. UMR acts as a bridge, connecting the generosity of donors with the needs of families in distress. We take steps to inspire hope for the people. This is a reminder for the vulnerable that they are not forgotten.
How You Can Extend Your Compassion With UMR
To be a part of this, consider contributing to UMR’s efforts. Donate blankets, warm clothes, and heaters for poor families. Visit the UMR website for more information. Be a source of warmth and comfort to those who need it the most. Let’s connect hands to ensure that every family finds solace in the warmth of our collective care. Together, we can be the gentle embrace that shields these families from the cold.