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Freezing Weather Adds to Misery of Syrian Refugees

Adding to their endless suffering, a wave of snow and rainfalls has struck Lebanon, destroying camps of thousands of Syrian refugees in the country.

This is not the first time this happens, almost every year they suffer from harsh cold, heavy rains and snow.

“People are sick. Everywhere there is water. We cannot sleep at night. It has been three days like this,” Juriya Ramadan, a refugee from the southern Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, told the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

Carrying her barefooted son across the freezing weather, the 34-year-old refugee woman wades through the murky, ankle-deep water that inundated her shelter in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

“All night we sit and watch the kids and we cannot do anything for them. Their situation is very bad,” Juriya said.

Storm Norma has caused heavy rains and high winds that led to flooding in several towns and villages across Lebanon, which is home to nearly 1.5 million Syrian refugees, UNHCR reported.

More than 360 sites hosting 11,300 refugees have been affected by the storm.

At least 600 Syrian refugees in the Bekaa had to relocate because of heavy floods or damage to their shelters.

 

Here are some trusted organizations through which you can support the refugees.

Islamic Relief

Islamic Help

Muslim Aid

Muslim Hands

UNHCR

 

Source: UNHCR 

 


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