UNICEF distributes new winter clothes to children in rural Aleppo

Thanks to the contribution from Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID), over 27,000 children in rural Aleppo have received new winter cloths.

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UNICEF staff helping a girl child to try a new Jacket
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07 February 2020

UNICEF distributes new winter clothes to children in northern rural Aleppo Years of violence, displacement and loss of livelihoods have taken a toll on families across Syria who are left unable to provide for their children’s most basic needs, including for warm clothes to fend off the cold winter. Their vulnerability is compounded by their rudimentary living conditions, with many having been forced to flee their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, while others returned to their damaged houses following a lull in violence, amid a severe lack of services.

two children carrying UNICEF boxes
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Siblings Khalil, 12 (left), and Haifa, 10 fled their home in Afrin as violence escalated almost two years ago, seeking safety in Hleisa village in northern rural Aleppo. The two children received new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF and partners thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and DFID. Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes.
a girl wearing new winter clothes
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Haifa, 10, tries on her new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF and partners in Helisa village in northern rural Aleppo thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and DFID. Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes.
children in their new winter clothes
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Siblings Fouziya, 6, (right), Akram, 5, and Nisreen, 3, happily try on their new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF and partners in Tal Sheer village in northern rural Aleppo thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and DFID. The children and their parents had fled violence in Afrin almost two years ago, seeking safety.
child wearing new winter clothes
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Akram, 5, tries on his newly-received winter clothes distributed by UNICEF and partners in Tal Sheer village in northern rural Aleppo thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and DFID.
children carrying UNICEF boxes
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Siblings Dashti, 13 (left), Manan, 12, Noshan, 6, Ivar, 10 and Rinas, 3, were displaced with their parents as violence escalated in Afrin, and sought safety in Hleisa village, northern rural Aleppo. All five siblings received new winter clothes, distributed by UNICEF and partners thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and DFID. Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes.
children in in new clothes gathered around a firewood heater
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Siblings Mohammad, 9, (left), Fatima, 12, Nour, 9 and Abdulrahman, 4, gather around the firewood heater, wearing their newly received winter clothes, at their home in Tal Sheer village in northern rural Aleppo.
UNICEF staff member helping happy children checking UNICEF boxes
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Siblings Mohammad, 9, (right), Abdulrahman, 4, and Nour, 9, check the contents of the new winter clothing kits they received, distributed by UNICEF and partners in Tal Sheer village in northern rural Aleppo thanks to a generous contribution from Canada and DFID. The children and their parents had been displaced from Afrin as violence escalated, seeking safety in Tal Sheer.

To help ease the financial burden on families, and thanks to a generous contribution by Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF with partners is distributing over 27,000 winter clothing kits to children aged 0-14. Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes.