Winter Aid 2019/1440H
- To provide a winter coat to children
- Distribution mission in Douma, Eastern Ghouta
- Distribution for 200 children
ABOUT 80% OF DOUMA WERE DESTROYED BY ASSAD FORCES. FROM THE START OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA, ASSAD FORCES HAVE BESIEGED THE CITY AND INDISCRIMINATELY ATTACKED IT WITH HEAVY WEAPONS FROM THE GROUND AND AIR. THE FIGHTERS FINALLY AGREED TO LEAVE THE CITY IN EARLY APRIL 2018.
Unfortunately, after capturing the city, there was not much effort being made to improve the lives of the people. Most of the damaged buildings and infrastructures were left as it is, not repaired. The people were not allowed to leave the city. Economic and business activities were practically non-existence. The unemployment rate is now the highest ever.
Providing humanitarian aid in Douma is an offense. However, Al-I’tisam Relief Program Association just could not ignore the voice of the people pleading for help. Winter aid was among the few activities we managed to carry out. It was DANGEROUS but our volunteers were willing to do it and take the risks.
ALHAMDULILLAH! the project helped to save 200 children from a bitterly cold winter that could bring death to some of them.