04Oct2022

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Severe Winter Weather in Middle East

Photo is from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Yes, snow does fall in the Middle East, but as you can imagine, it has a terrible impact on the refugees in the region still living in tents and other temporary shelters. Heavy snow can crush tents and ruin a family’s possessions, and leave them without shelter in the frigid and wet conditions. This is particularly true of northwest Syria, where snow and heavy rains have caused flooding and damaged roads, water supplies, and shelters across the region.

SCM has a partner in Turkey that can get supplies to northwest Syria and we need your help to get these supplies – blankets, food, medicines, heating oil, etc. We also need to help those affected in Lebanon and Jordan. While snow is not uncommon in the mountainous regions of Lebanon, snow at the coast in towns like Byblos is very rare and disruptive, and they did receive snow there yesterday. Many people in the region are being affected by the cold, snow and rain. Please help us to help them!

You can read more about the situation in northwestern Syria in this article here: Severe winter weather hits north-west Syria – Flash Update #3 (as of 25 January 2022) – Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

More articles here:

https://news.yahoo.com/rare-mideast-snow-brings-jerusalem-113308619.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

https://www.euronews.com/2022/01/28/snow-in-lebanon-as-cold-front-intensifies

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