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The bitterly cold winter season in South Africa is especially daunting for the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to keep warm during these months. The Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual Winter Warmth campaigns aim to assist these communities by providing quality blankets, gloves and hats with which to brave the cold. Winter Warmth distribution drives are held in all nine provinces and benefit approximately 65000 recipients each year.



Middle East Winter Warmth

08 Apr 2020

Across the Middle East, millions of refugees and internally displaced people are using whatever they can to wrap their children up tightly, hoping that this winter will not bring further tragedy and despair. Winter is a silent killer, with tens of thousands of deaths occurring each year during the colder months. With rising fuel costs, inadequate nutrition and insufficient winter supplies, already struggling refugees...


OPERATION WINTER WARMTH SA

21 Oct 2019

If you live anywhere in inland South Africa, you know how cold the winters get. Countrywide, for rural communities, or those without adequate protection against the chill, the winter is a dreaded occurrence. That’s why the Al-Imdaad Foundation makes every effort to deliver blankets and warm woollen hats annually to the neediest communities we have identified. This year join us as we reach out to communities across South Africa’s provinces to help them in the face of the bitter chill. DONATE...


Gaza Winter Warmth

23 Jan 2019

Winter in the Gaza Strip is one of the most dreaded times of year. Thousands of families live in slums and makeshift shelters that flood with freezing water when it rains and offer little protection from the harsh winter temperatures. Nights are often freezing and with limited hours of energy, these conditions are exacerbated. Many families need fuel for cooking and heating besides the unreliable electrical grid, but their resources are scarce. Pregnant mothers and small children suffer most in...


#Operation Winter Warmth 2018

09 May 2019

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures begin to drop and we all take out our big puffy jackets and extra blankets. For some, the winter is about turning the switch on the heater, but for many South Africans winter is an added burden to an already difficult life. According to recent statistics, more than 55% percent of South Africans live in poverty, placing them in a very vulnerable situation with the onset of the cold. They cannot buy those warm clothes for their young child and they...


Winter Warmth for Syrian Refugees

28 Nov 2017

For Syrian refugees living in refugee camps across the middle east, winter is a daunting and often life-threatening experience. With recent winters bringing sub-zero temperatures to the region, the conditions of refugee and displaced communities has become even more vulnerable.More than 5 million people have fled Syria over the course of the civil war and there are about 6.3 million displaced people inside Syria. Many of these families struggle to survive the winter months without adequate shelter,...


Operation Winter Warmth 2017

27 Mar 2017

Winter season in South Africa is one of the most difficult times of year for those living at the bottom rung of society. Whether they are rural dwellers or inhabitants of shanty towns and informal settlements, when the cold comes it highlights their flimsy walls and thin clothes and aggravates the medical conditions many suffer from. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s annual Operation Winter Warmth blanket drive addresses this with timely interventions for the most vulnerable. We distribute blankets, winter...


Operation Winter Warmth 2016

06 Apr 2016

As the bitter cold of the winter months approach, many across the country continue to live lives of deprivation. With rising inflation and a weakening rand, the condition of South Africa’s neediest communities becomes increasingly difficult. Added to this is the increased need for food during winter to help keep the body temperature higher and the greater mortality rates faced by children and the elderly as a result of influenza and other winter illnesses. A little warmth is sometimes all it...


Winter Relief in Assam 2015

15 Nov 2015

The unprecedented and devastating flood in Dhubri, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and other districts of Assam has left thousands homeless with many losing all sources of livelihood. For these helpless victims, rebuilding their houses has become a nightmare. The only thought prevalent in their mind is daily survival. Most are now devoid of basic necessities like food, shelter and clothing. With winter fast approaching the plight of these unfortunate victims will be even harder. The Al-Imdaad Foundation...


Al-Imdaad Foundation and Air Mercy Winter Warmth initiative

11 Aug 2015

As an extension of Al-Imdaad Foundation’s winter warmth campaign in response to what seems an extended winter in 2015, an important partnership between the Al-Imdaad Foundation, Air Mercy and the KZN Department of Health has been forged. The partnership will allow the distribution of Al-Imdaad Foundation blankets, winter wear and walking aids to isolated rural communities living in areas not easily accessible via road. Air Mercy planes will be used to transport the items to these areas where distribution...


Operation Winter Warmth 2015

21 Apr 2015

The bitterly cold winter season in South Africa is especially daunting for the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to keep warm during these months. The Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual Winter Warmth campaign aims to assist these communities by providing quality winter wear to help them brave the cold winter months. The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Winter Warmth campaign has become one of the most comprehensive winter campaigns in the country. Spread across all nine provinces, it seeks to address...


Winter aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan

13 Jan 2015

In early January 2015 as the winter season progressed an intensive winter storm struck the whole Middle Eastern region causing thick snowfall in many areas where Syrian refugees and IDPs had set up camp. Temperatures fell below zero and the inhabitants of the camps faced life threatening conditions. Many of the refugees have no means by which to obtain winter essentials and struggle to keep warm.


Winter Linen Distribution for Syrian IDPs and refugees

27 Nov 2014

In early January 2015 as the winter season progressed an intensive winter storm struck the whole Middle Eastern region causing thick snowfall in many areas where Syrian refugees and IDPs had set up camp. Temperatures fell below zero and the inhabitants of the camps faced life threatening conditions. Many of the refugees have no means by which to obtain winter essentials and limited bedding to keep warm and comfortable. One of the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s donors took the opportunity to send a large...


I NEED YOU 3 - Operation Winter Warmth in Syria

31 Oct 2014

Winter is a harsh reality for the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons who are victims of the Syrian conflict. Many of these individuals live in tents and broken down buildings that offer little protection against the severe winters that have struck the region over the past few years. Many young children suffer as a result of these conditions and are in desperate need of warm clothes, blankets, heaters as well as food and other essential to sustain them through this period. Recently...


Kashmir Winter Aid 2014

30 Sep 2014

In September 2014, the Kashmir region witnessed disastrous floods across many of its districts caused by torrential rainfall. The Indian administrated Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan, were affected by these floods. By September 24, 2014, nearly 277 people in India and 280 people in Pakistan had died due to the floods. The lives of millions of people were brought to a standstill and most of them were not able to make ends meet. The state of...


Operation Winter Warmth 2014

02 May 2014

Hoping to build upon a successful winter warmth project in 2013, where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched its 2014 Operation Winter Warmth campaign. As the chill of winter spreads its icy grip across South Africa, this year the Al-Imdaad Foundation is focusing on targeting deep rural areas where people have no access to basic services such as electricity, water and sewage disposal. The Al-Imdaad Foundation will partner with local...


Winter Warmth Syria 2013

24 Dec 2013

As if the Syrian population did not have enough to worry about, with war, famine and lack of drinking water, they now have a new threat to add to the list, the threat of winter. As the temperatures plummet, the hopes of this desperate population plummet too. They have no shelter, no clothing, and no food. They have no family, nowhere to go and no one to help them. Syria’s mothers and children, already weakened by the crisis, desperately need warm clothes, blankets and other weather resistant items...


Operation Winter Warmth 2013

29 Apr 2013

Hoping to build upon a successful winter warmth project in 2012, where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched its 2013 Operation Winter Warmth campaign. Targeting deep rural areas where people have no access to basic services such as lights, water and sewerage, The Al-Imdaad Foundation will partner with Provincial and National Government in order to identify the most needy recipients. This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation intends to expand...


Operation Winter Warmth 2012

21 Apr 2012

Following up on a fantastic winter warmth project in 2011 where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation launched its 2012 Operation Winter Warmth campaign in KZN yesterday.Targeting deep rural areas where people have no access to basic services such as lights, water and sewerage, The Al-Imdaad Foundation will partner with Provincial and National Government in order to identify the most needy recipients. This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation intends to distribute...


Operation Winter Warmth 2011

03 Mar 2011

South Africa is generally a sunny country but climate change seems to be influencing this norm. In the north and east of the country, the climate is sub tropical and towards the coastal areas, it is Mediterranean. The central regions have a continental climate, often cold at night but hot during the day. KwaZulu Natal has a sub tropical climate with high humidity in summer. The southern Gauteng region has hot summers with occasional thundershowers and frosty winters, while the lowveld has mild...


Operation Winter Warmth 2010

13 May 2010

The Al-Imaad Foundation launched its annual Winter Warmth campaign in May 2010 with the aim of assisting the poor and underprivileged who are most vulnerable during the bitterly cold South African winter. AIF’s winter warmth distribution drives are held in all nine provinces each year. In 2009, 30 000 blankets were distributed nationwide.


Operation Winter Warmth 2009

08 Jun 2009

Given the harsh Gauteng winter climate, the Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual winter warmth campaign aims to provide some respite from the cold for the poor and underprivileged communities in Johannesburg. The 2009 winter warmth blanket distribution drives were held in Lehae, Vlakfontein, Orange Farm, Zakariyya Park and central Johannesburg. Thousands of blankets were distributed to recipients. AIF partnered with the City of Johannesburg's Youth Wing and the Channel Islam Foundation's Cross Roads...


Operation Winter Warmth - Corporate Donors

05 Jul 2008

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has formed successful partnerships with corporate donors to expand its winter warmth campaigns across South Africa. In 2008, AIF partnered with the Ideals Group and the Muslim Association of Southern Africa on a blanket distribution drive in the Eastern Cape. The poor and underprivileged residents of Mthatha received blankets with which to brave the winter season. In Kwa Zulu Natal, AIF partnered with Macksons, a local business in Estcourt, to similarly provide hundreds...


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