Humanitarian Health Action

heavy snow storm and cold weather risk for Syrian refugees

26 January 2015 -- A heavy storm swept through the country on 7 Janaury, with speedy winds, drops in temperature, heavy rain and snow on low altitudes, delaying flights and closing off roads in the mountains. Adding challenge for the over a million Syrian refugees living in tents in the country’s north and northeast. The cold weather risks include an increase in pneumonia and other respiratory infections. In addition, there is the ever present risk of waterborne diseases.