European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
EU assists displaced Syrians during winter
As the Syrian crisis enters its 12th year, millions of displaced Syrians endure another brutal winter. The majority of displaced are women and children, and, regrettably, many still live in tents and makeshift camps in northern Syria.
Biting cold, lack of water, food and electricity are the daily ordeal of those affected by storms, snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.
With its humanitarian partners, the EU has helped families prepare better for winter and has provided emergency assistance, including shelter, blankets and stoves following the first bout of severe weather. Multipurpose cash was also given for people to buy food, clothes and medicines.
Story by Anouk Delafortrie, Regional Information Officer for Middle East and Northern Africa, EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.