Syrian refugee kids play in the mud after rain as rain and winter worsens the living conditions of Syrian refugees living in a refugee camp in Akkar, Lebanon on January 02 2014. Mahmoud Salih / Anadolu Agency (Mahmoud Salih - Anadolu Agency)
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As temperatures keep dropping and the heavy rainfall persists, refugees in Lebanon, lacking fuel for their stoves and waterproofing materials to keep the elements at bay, are struggling to stay warm and dry. Several refugees living in tented settlements across Lebanon said they faced desperate situations. An additional 33,000 families are expected to receive winter aid from the UNHCR before the end of the season, he said. Moreover, almost every registered refugee family living above 500 meters elevation has received materials to help them bear the cold weather. The "winter operation" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon has a budget of $56 million, Redman added.With temperatures projected to fall across Lebanon this week, there is concern that the most vulnerable refugees will be exposed to the cold.
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