It may be warm in Australia this Christmas, but on the other side of the world children are shivering – and that could be deadly.
In Jordan, children are preparing for an extremely cold winter, with icy winds, rain, storms and snow.
“Winter is very harsh here, and clothes take a long time to dry after rain,” explains Khadija, a Syrian volunteer in the UNICEF-supported Makani tent for children.
“The cold is too much to bear. We need clothes for children.”
A good coat or boots without holes in them can make all the difference when a small child is facing a long winter. UNICEF works to protect children from the harsh cold weather, so that they remain healthy and continue to learn and thrive.