Syrian refugees in Lebanon most vulnerable during winter (Podcast)


Syrian refugees in Lebanon are at their most vulnerable and need the most assistance during the winter months, according to a representative from the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the region.

Snowfall in the Bekaa Valley, the region in eastern Lebanon most affected by a massive winter storm which struck on 10 December 2013. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell

Many of them have settled in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, where the heavy rain and cold temperatures during winter, makes it difficult just to stay warm.

In 2015, a UNHCR survey found that 70 percent of refugee households are now living below the poverty line.

Priyanka Shankar has more.