Millions of Syria's children face yet more danger - a bitter winter
The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused the largest humanitarian crisis in living memory, with the lives of more than 8 million children in danger. Every day, they face grave threats to their life because they lack the simplest things - clean water and food.
Children are fleeing from wars and disasters. Many have lost their mum or dad, their school, their home. Their lives have been turned upside down.
War has taken their homes. Don't let winter take their lives
Many refugee children are living in makeshift shelters without adequate clothing or protection from the cold, leaving them at risk of hypothermia, pneumonia and other deadly diseases. Malnutrition, especially for the youngest and most vulnerable children is a real threat.
Many displaced families were forced to flee Syria with just the clothes on their backs. They don't have the protection to withstand the freezing winter. Your donation can help us keep children safe and warm.
How will my donation help children?
Unicef is one of the few organisations working inside Syria, as well as delivering humanitarian aid across the region. Our teams are working around the clock to deliver life-saving warm winter clothes and shoes to keep Syrian children safe and warm. But as the temperatures are dropping, we need your help to reach every child. We need to act fast.
A donation of £32 from you could provide a set of potentially life-saving warm winter clothes for a child
Thanks to your donations in 2014, around 1 million children received winter clothing, more than 900,000 children received psychological care and support and 2.8 million children received essential educational supplies.
Please donate today and join us as we launch our largest ever winter appeal to help protect Syrian children from the deadly winter.
Until 29 February, your one-off donations will be doubled by the UK Government, meaning that your gift will go even further to help save more children's lives this winter.
Please help us reach more children with the warm clothing they need to survive.
The extent of the crisis in and around Syria has meant that Unicef is finding it increasingly difficult to reach the million of children affected by this emergency. Unicef is funded entirely by voluntary contributions, We receive no funding from the UN budget.
For the first 12 months monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the Syrian conflict. After that they will go to our Children's Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef's funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to our Children's Emergency Fund, helping children caught in wars and disasters around the world.