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Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

Published : 11-01-2019

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to sound distress signals after the winter storm "Norma" brought flooding, snowfall and freezing rain across the country.

Storm "Norma" has caused damages to infrastructure, roads and homes across Lebanon, putting thousands of refugees at risk, scores of whom are children.

The storm has caused the collapse of many tents and flooding of several refugee camps. Hundreds of displaced families have been heavily affected.

Umm Yousef, a mother of four children from Syria-based Yarmouk Camp, said her family has spent sleepless nights and has been shivering of cold after their tent has been uprooted by the torrential winds.

Adel, another refugee from Daraa Camp in Syria, said Norma storm has made life unbearable in the impoverished refugee camps where displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees have sought shelter.

A so-called Abu Kasem said snow and freezing rains have crept through his zinc-roofed tent. “We don’t even have a carpet to lie on.”

This winter is also proving to be one of the toughest for thousands of families displaced from Syria and seeking refuge in AlFarah Camp in AlBekaa, where hundreds of families have so far been hit by the wave of snow, heavy rain and strong wind, forcing many of them to evacuate their already impoverished tents.

Many refugees had to spend the night standing up. Some families were stuck in the tents under the snow.

Emergency measures have to be put in place to rescue stranded families and help those suffering from the cold.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8158

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to sound distress signals after the winter storm "Norma" brought flooding, snowfall and freezing rain across the country.

Storm "Norma" has caused damages to infrastructure, roads and homes across Lebanon, putting thousands of refugees at risk, scores of whom are children.

The storm has caused the collapse of many tents and flooding of several refugee camps. Hundreds of displaced families have been heavily affected.

Umm Yousef, a mother of four children from Syria-based Yarmouk Camp, said her family has spent sleepless nights and has been shivering of cold after their tent has been uprooted by the torrential winds.

Adel, another refugee from Daraa Camp in Syria, said Norma storm has made life unbearable in the impoverished refugee camps where displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees have sought shelter.

A so-called Abu Kasem said snow and freezing rains have crept through his zinc-roofed tent. “We don’t even have a carpet to lie on.”

This winter is also proving to be one of the toughest for thousands of families displaced from Syria and seeking refuge in AlFarah Camp in AlBekaa, where hundreds of families have so far been hit by the wave of snow, heavy rain and strong wind, forcing many of them to evacuate their already impoverished tents.

Many refugees had to spend the night standing up. Some families were stuck in the tents under the snow.

Emergency measures have to be put in place to rescue stranded families and help those suffering from the cold.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8158