Millions of people in Syria have been forced to flee their homes. As winter closes in, many are living without fuel or electricity in temporary shelters, without proper protection from the weather.
In the city of Hama, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has been giving people essential supplies to help them survive the winter.
Families are picking up thermal blankets, mattresses and mats – which can be used to insulate the floor of wherever they are sheltering.
In October alone the Hama branch gave out 25,000 blankets, 5,000 mattresses, and 6,000 mats. Its staff and volunteers have also helped to repair housing, protecting families from the cold.
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