UNICEF distributes winter kits to children in Hassia, rural Homs

Thanks to the contribution from Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID), over 10,000 children in Homs have received new winter cloths

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girl wearing a winter jacket
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04 February 2020

UNICEF distributes winter kits to children in the industrial zone of Hassia, rural Homs As temperatures drop, children and families seeking shelter in the industrial zone of Hassia in rural Homs are especially vulnerable. Years of fighting have turned the zone into a haven for hundreds of families who have taken residence in unfinished buildings intended as housing for factory workers. Children and families live in the most basic conditions. Most units don’t have glass window panes to fend off the cold. To help ease the financial burden on families after years of displacement, depletion of financial resources, inflation and loss of purchasing power; UNICEF is distributing winter clothing kits to children aged 0 to 14.

girl holding a UNICEF box
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boy setting on and carrying UNICEF boxs
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girl in back of truck carrying UNICEF box
UNICEF/Syria2019/Malek Sibai
children checking UNICEF box contents
UNICEF/Syria2019/Malek Sibai

Thanks to a generous contribution from Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID), over 10,000 of the most vulnerable children in the governorate of Homs have received new winter clothes to help them keep warm this winter season. Each clothing kit contains a thermal outfit, a winter jacket, woolen hat, scarf and gloves, as well as winter shoes.