Millions of vulnerable people across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Ukraine who are already displaced by conflict or persecution, will be facing a perilous winter. Freezing temperatures will add to their growing misery and suffering, an added challenge to an already gruelling situation that they are currently in.
Across the Middle East, many displaced Syrians, Palestinians and Iraqis will have to grapple with extreme cold and snowstorms once again.
For a large percentage of them, this will be their 12th consecutive winter living in displacement.
According to UNHCR, an estimated 3.4 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally-displaced people (IDPs) in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt will require critical assistance in their preparation for the upcoming winter as well as during the cold season.