Many families fled with few or no possessions, ill-equipped to survive the winter months. This is made worse by the living conditions they are experiencing, finding shelter in run-down apartments and empty warehouses. Families are left open to risks of hypothermia, pneumonia, and other illnesses that spread during the winter.
To help these families during the harsh winter conditions, winter provisions are given including: blankets, mattresses, socks, mittens, hats, and scarves and in some cases rugs and heaters.
As well as providing much needed food supplies, Tearfund's partners have been providing Health Education Sessions to children and their parents, addressing the very real need of the entire family to become more educated about their personal health.
These families, whether living in the camps or in run-down apartments, have little access to clean
water for washing or for drinking, often with upwards of 14 individuals living in the same close quarters. With these factors alone, the risk of spreading illness and disease is extremely high.
Children and their families will be provided with the knowledge and tools to care for themselves and prevent the transmission of diseases.