Simple actions one easily executes to combat the winter cold such as wearing warm clothes and turning on heaters is not an easily accessible service for Bosnian children and families in poverty. The absence of vital resources forces those in most-need to become vulnerable to winter ailments.
In order to support children, Islamic Relief selected children and gave them gift vouchers for winter clothing to keep warm during winter. Giving children independence and right of choice to choose the clothing they liked was important because it reduced the risk of children wearing the same items, appearing “uniformed” hence decreasing the likelihood of social embarrassment or potential bullying.
In addition to supporting families through the provision of clothing, Islamic Relief also provided firewood to the families who are taking care of the orphans.
The current government does not cater for systemic measures to overcome situations of severe poverty. Levels of unemployment are still widespread among the population.
The image below is of one of the recipients of the project, Dejan, Dejan currently lives in a shack with his mother. His mother had left an abusive relationship under two decades ago and married another man who would be Dejans father. Dejan’s father passed away when he was only six years old.
Our Winterisation Emergency Relief varies from country to country depending on the needs of the locals.
We are thankful to our donors in Australia and the field officers in Bosnia who were crucial to the execution of Winterisation. We were able to be able to provide firewood and warm clothing for our orphans to keep themselves warm.
Our Winter Emergency Relief Program is essential to keep families and those in most-need warm in the time they need it most. Donate Now To Provide for Families in Winter.