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Syrian Refugees Face More Misery in Lebanon Winter

Recent weeks have seen refugees from the Syrian conflict, of whom an estimated 83 percent are women and children, blighted by the worst of Lebanon’s winter.
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Ahmed Mohammed with his son. Ahmed runs a small shoe shop within the Hoshal al-Oumara camp, which is home to around 400 refugees. (John Owens/VOA News)
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Ahmed Mohammed with his son. Ahmed runs a small shoe shop within the Hoshal al-Oumara camp, which is home to around 400 refugees. (John Owens/VOA News)

Unicef estimates it has reached around 200,000 refugees with ‘winterisation’ packs’ for children, which include much-needed clothing. (John Owens//VOA News)
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Unicef estimates it has reached around 200,000 refugees with ‘winterisation’ packs’ for children, which include much-needed clothing. (John Owens//VOA News)

Doctors check the health of a Syrian child at a clinic set up at a refugee camp. Among the most common problems are respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. (John Owens/VOA News)
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Doctors check the health of a Syrian child at a clinic set up at a refugee camp. Among the most common problems are respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. (John Owens/VOA News)

Based near Bekaa’s biggest city of Zahle in Qobelias, this camp is home to 120 refugees. (John Owens/VOA News)
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Based near Bekaa’s biggest city of Zahle in Qobelias, this camp is home to 120 refugees. (John Owens/VOA News)

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