‘The refugees are now coming in even greater numbers,’ said ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member David Webber (UK). ‘These people have nothing and have been subjected to loss of family, rape, kidnap, robbery, the list goes on.’
An SRT has been conducting needs assessments in the most northern part of Lebanon on the Syrian border to get an overview of the latest ever-changing situation for refugees.
Since the conflict began in Syria, this isolated area has been hosting higher relative concentrations of refugees than almost anywhere else in Lebanon. They have received very little humanitarian assistance from the outside and the winter has only compounded the hardships they face daily with high snowfall and subzero temperatures.
‘The number of Syrians is increasing and the conditions are not getting any better,’ commented SRT member Torstein Nielsen (NO).
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