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Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees
United Nations, Jan. 11 -- Storm-force winds and snow across Lebanon have worsened the plight for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who've been forced from their homes by nearly eight years of conflict, a top UN humanitarian official has said.
Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Philippe Lazzarini, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, said that refugees had been moved from shelters - including in the exposed Bekaa valley where wintery conditions are especially acute - to safer facilities, after Storm Norma hit at the weekend.
"Some of the settlements have been completely flooded, very cold, it's extremely inclement conditions, and to describe daily life, it's just miserable," he said.
Although the number of Syrian refugees o...
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