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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

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

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

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 Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage and IPS Correspondent

A country that has contributed least to global climate change now has to cope with and adapt to the very real effects they are faced with.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2019 (IPS) - The landlocked country of Mongolia sparks certain images in the mind—rolling hills with horses against a picturesque backdrop.

However, the East Asian country is facing a threat that will change its landscape: climate change.

14 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Agro rural entregó también abono foliar a agricultores de Cusco y Junín

Pobladores afectados por las bajas temperaturas y déficit hídrico en 58 distritos de las regiones de Cusco y Junín son beneficiados con la entrega de 31,211 kilos de semillas de avena y cebada forrajera, así como 3,262 litros de abono foliar, informó el Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri).

Precisó que la entrega de esta ayuda se realiza con el fin de mitigar el impacto generado por las bajas temperaturas y déficit hídrico en ambas jurisdicciones.

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.

10 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

El Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri) por intermedio de Agro Rural inició en la región Apurímac las acciones de recuperación del agro en las zonas afectadas por el déficit hídrico y las bajas temperaturas.

Los pequeños agricultores damnificados recibieron más de 18,000 kilos de semillas de cebada y avena forrajera, así como cerca de 3,000 litros de abono foliar que serán aplicados con la asistencia técnica de los especialistas del sector.

10 Jan 2019 description
report Save the Children

B-roll, interviews and photographs from flooded camps in Idlib are available here

  • Tents and food supplies washed away in heavy rains, leaving thousands to face winter without shelter.

  • Flooding traps families in camps and forces schools to close.

  • Renewed clashes and increased violence in Idlib are impeding the humanitarian relief efforts.

09 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Se intervino oportunamente en los 26 distritos declarados en estado de emergencia, según D.S. 125-2018-PCM

Más de 16, 000 kilos de semillas de avena y cebada forrajera fueron entregados por el Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri), mediante Agro Rural, a los pequeños campesinos de los 26 distritos declarados en estado de emergencia en la región Huancavelica, y que se afectaron por las bajas temperaturas y déficit hídrico registrados durante los últimos meses.

09 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Pobladores de 20 distritos de la región Ayacucho afectados por bajas temperaturas se están beneficiando con la entrega de abono foliar, semillas de avena y cebada forrajera por parte del Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri), a través de Agro Rural.

Esta entrega se efectúa en el marco del decreto supremo n.°125-2018-PCM que declara el estado de emergencia por impacto de daños a consecuencia de bajas temperaturas y déficit hídrico.

09 Jan 2019 description
report Government of India

Delhiites woke up to a cold and foggy morning on Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 7 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

A cover of moderate fog enveloped the city with visibility reduced to 200 to 400 metres at several places in early morning.

A senior Railways officer said 14 trains have been delayed by an average of two hours due to fog.

An unrelenting cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Tiesday as the met office said the weather condition would remain the same during the next 48 hours.

08 Jan 2019 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather


06 Jan 2019 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yang Yi

CHANGSHA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Over 860,000 residents in central China's Hunan Province have been affected by freezing rain and snow that have persisted for days, local authorities said Friday.

As of 8 a.m. Friday, the cold wave prompted over 5,000 people to be relocated. About 39,000 people are still in need of living assistance, according to the provincial emergency management headquarters.

The rain and snow have damaged 79,560 hectares of crops and caused a direct economic loss of about 819 million yuan (119.3 million U.S. dollars).

04 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nearly 10,000 children fleeing floods in the area

AMMAN, 3 January 2019 – Children continue to pay the heaviest price due to the escalation in violence in northwest Syria. UNICEF received alarming reports of 80 people killed, including one child.

Many families are fleeing their homes as conflict intensifies, with no place to go but to already overcrowded camps hosting displaced families.

03 Jan 2019 description
report La Jornada

Cristina Gómez, Jesús Antonio y Rubén Villalpando

Las bajas temperaturas en Sonora, originadas por la sexta tormenta invernal y el frente frío número 22, dañaron miles de hectáreas de hortalizas en los valles del Yaqui y del Mayo, que los productores solicitaron declarar zonas de emergencia.

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