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18 Jan 2019 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has so far assisted 8,700 Syrian refugees after storm “Norma” and “Miriam” caused damage to informal settlement and substandard shelters in Lebanon.

18 Jan 2019 description

As refugees and Lebanese households continue to be exposed to adverse weather conditions, partners respond to the needs of those who have been affected and are reinforcing preparedness and mitigation efforts.

17 Jan 2019 description
report IHH

In the Arsal region in northeastern Lebanon, the camps where Syrian refugees were sheltered were completely covered by snow. Calls for help are rising from the area where the deaths by exposure can occur.

Arsal, the highest region of Lebanon with 2 thousand altitude, is the place where Syrian refugees densely live. People are having a hard time because of heavy snow and cold. The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) launched an immediate aid efforts for the refugee camp with a population of 35,000.

Food, blanket and diesel are urgently needed

17 Jan 2019 description

17 January 2019, Damascus, Syria – The World Health Organization expresses severe concern about the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Rukban settlement close to the border with Jordan, and calls for immediate access to the settlement to assess the health situation, provide essential medicines and medical supplies, and support the medical evacuation of critically ill patients.

17 Jan 2019 description

DRC

In mid December intercommunal clashes between people of Banunu and Batende ethnicities in Yumbi territory (Mai-Ndombe) left almost 900 people dead and some 465 houses and buildings destroyed. Around 24,000 people fled to neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville. The new refugee influx places additional pressure on the 10,000 members of the host community already in need of humanitarian assistance. The renewed violence is believed to be related to tensions surrounding the recent election process.

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17 Jan 2019 description
  • Strong wind, heavy rain, and snow has been affecting Lebanon, causing flash floods that resulted in casualties and damage.
  • As of 17 January at 8.00 UTC, media report that two people have died (one in Sidon District and one in Tyre District, southern Lebanon), one person is missing and nine people have been injured due to storm related events.
  • Humanitarian agencies supported by DG ECHO are responding to acute emergency needs resulting from the storm.
17 Jan 2019 description

In early January, Lebanon was hit by the Norma storm, causing heavy rains and snowfall, creating difficulties for Syrian refugees. Unprecedented flooding has affected more than 50,000 refugees living in tents, in some 850 informal settlements across Lebanon.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Concern Worldwide

Clare Ahern

In the space of just two weeks, storms ‘Norma’ and ‘Miriam’ have brought torrential rain, freezing winds and snow to Lebanon, leaving Syrian refugee settlements under flood water. Concern has been providing vital support to vulnerable families.

Harshest winter in years

16 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

BEIRUT, 16 January 2019 – Devastation generated by the latest storms across Lebanon have left vulnerable children relocated and in need of protection and warmth, with refugee children especially affected. UNICEF, working with partners, and in close coordination with UNHCR, other UN agencies and the government of Lebanon, started immediate response last week to meet the needs of the affected children and their families.

16 Jan 2019 description

Geneva, Switzerland - At least 15 Syrian displaced children, 13 under the age of one, have died in the past few weeks due to extreme cold, harsh living conditions, and lack of access to medical care. According to the UN, at least eight of those deaths are of children in the Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border.

16 Jan 2019 description

In the wake of a severe cold front and winter storms hitting Lebanon, Action Against Hunger is providing aid to help refugees cope.

More than 340,000 Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley now face new challenges due to heavy rain and snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures that have hit Lebanon.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

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Extreme weather in Lebanon has left thousands of Syrian refugees without shelter and protection, as strong winds, heavy rain and snowfall battered the country last week – blowing away hundreds of tents and makeshift homes.

15 Jan 2019 description

Partners continue to work tirelessly to respond to the effects of the storms and enhance preparedness measures to mitigate further adverse effects of future extreme weather.

14 Jan 2019 description
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January 14th, 2019 ― Doha: In response to Storm Norma, Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) mission in Lebanon has taken action to help the affected Syrian refugees at the shelter camps of Arsal Town, 124 km northeast of Beirut.

From day one, QRCS’s relief personnel started distributing blankets and tarpaulin sheets to the neediest families stuck in snow. So far, 443 blankets and 444 tarpaulins have been distributed at three shelter camps, which are not snow-proof.

These distributions benefited 444 Syrian families, or 2,220 persons.

14 Jan 2019 description
report Qatar Charity

Under the supervision of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), Qatar Charity (QC) launched “Arsal Relief” campaign to provide immediate assistance to Syrian refugees affected by snowstorms. The campaign seeks to raise $5.5mn approximately to provide heating facilities, food and medicines.

The campaign has been launched in response to the difficult conditions being faced by Syrian refugees in the town of Arsal and other Lebanese areas due to Storm Norma, which lashed Arsal last week.

14 Jan 2019 description

Since Sunday no newly affected sites have been identified but response continued in those affected last week. Preparedness measures are being taken for storm Miriam, which is expected to begin Tuesday evening and continue through Thursday morning. On Tuesday, winds are anticipated to gradually intensify, possibly reaching 100 km/h. Strong winds are predicted to continue on Wednesday accompanied by thunderstorms that could lead to flooding and soil erosion. Temperatures are expected to decline, especially in the North with snow as low as 600 meters above sea level.

13 Jan 2019 description
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January 13th, 2019 ― Doha: In response to the bad weather spell in northern Syria, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has provided vital winterization aid to as many as 60,380 beneficiaries.

QRCS’s mission in Turkey repaired 254 family tents, with additional 200 tents to be repaired over the coming few days. These tents host more than 2,200 people. Also, 12,500 blankets and mattresses were distributed to 2,796 families in the rural parts of Idlib, Aleppo, and Hama.

12 Jan 2019 description

Lebanon started feeling the effects of a heavy storm on Sunday 6 January 2019. Heavy rain, high winds and colder temperatures were reported all over Lebanon. Some regions were affected by either flooding, strong winds, erosion or snowfall. This situation reports highlights the impact of the storm on Syrian refugees, the response that followed and preperations for the upcoming storm on Sunday 13 January

11 Jan 2019 description

One dead and more than 11,000 affected by days of heavy rain and high winds from Storm Norma, with hundreds of refugees forced to abandon their homes.

By Edith Champagne and Houssam
Hariri in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon | 11 January 2019 |

Syrian refugee Juriya Ramadan wades through the murky, ankle-deep water that inundated her shelter in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley three nights ago, carrying her barefooted son across the freezing deluge.