Syrian refugees in Lebanon most vulnerable during winter

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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

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.

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.

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