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Lebanon: Refugee camp flooded as storm hits Beqaa Valley03:09

Lebanon: Refugee camp flooded as storm hits Beqaa Valley

Lebanon, Beqaa Valley
January 17, 2019 at 13:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Storm Miriam, which recently hit Lebanon including Beqaa Valley, left the area flooded with a refugee camp being largely affected, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Inhabitants of the camp, mostly those who fled Syrian war, found themselves in harsh conditions.

"We have not slept since yesterday. The roof of our tent has been damaged by water, we were floating in water," said a refugee, Khadija Alrobiayi.

People, who were unable to move freely due to the flood, as well as to sleep in their flooded tents, lamented about not having enough aid.

Storms have been raging in Lebanon since the beginning of January, wrecking refugee settlements and affecting thousands of people.

Lebanon is hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the war.

Lebanon: Refugee camp flooded as storm hits Beqaa Valley03:09
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Storm Miriam, which recently hit Lebanon including Beqaa Valley, left the area flooded with a refugee camp being largely affected, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Inhabitants of the camp, mostly those who fled Syrian war, found themselves in harsh conditions.

"We have not slept since yesterday. The roof of our tent has been damaged by water, we were floating in water," said a refugee, Khadija Alrobiayi.

People, who were unable to move freely due to the flood, as well as to sleep in their flooded tents, lamented about not having enough aid.

Storms have been raging in Lebanon since the beginning of January, wrecking refugee settlements and affecting thousands of people.

Lebanon is hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the war.

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