A Syrian refugee woman carries a child at a camp in Zahle, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Syrian refugees across Lebanon have resorted to burning clothes, rags and scraps of wood to survive Zina, the harsh winter storm which has lashed the country over the two days.Abu Jassem, a Syrian refugee living in Bar Elias, said that people trying to keep warm inside their unheated shelters by burning lumber and waste paper.Strong winds and accumulated snow have caused tents to collapse in camps across the Bekaa Valley. Three Syrian refugees died after being caught in the storm on the outskirts of the Shebaa Farms while trying to cross into Lebanon from Syria.Sheikh Mohammad Jarrah, who presides over a mosque in Shebaa, said that the situation for refugees was dire.
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