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‘Real risk’ of refugees freezing to death in Syria after rains destroy shelters
As temperatures fall, aid workers warn of danger to at least 11,000 people across Idlib, with storms also battering camps in Lebanon
- Rebecca Ratcliffe
- The Guardian
At least 11,000 child refugees and their families are facing a weekend of freezing temperatures with no shelter, after torrential rains across Syria’s Idlib province swept away tents and belongings.
Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will simply freeze to death as temperatures have already dropped to -1C, amid a shortage of blankets and heating fuel.
The shelters of Syrian refugees inside Lebanon have also been battered by high winds, rain and…