Syria December Flash Flood

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Published Monday, December 31, 2018

Heavy rain in northern Syria is making life even harder for people displaced by the country's civil war.

Flooding caused by torrential downpours through Wednesday has hit refugee camps in the northwestern province of Idlib, leaving tents soaked with muddy water.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says floods have affected more than 10 camps, sweeping away tents and food.

It says the camps lack adequate drainage systems. Footage taken at the flood-hit camps show people walking through knee-deep water and trying to prevent small children from getting wet.

Members of a local non-governmental organization say that about 250,000 people have been affected by the flooding.

They say people are enduring terrible conditions in the cold weather, and are calling on the international community to extend support.
Source: DORRIS

Syria December Flash Flood Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Met
Response: Avoid
Severity: Severe
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Affected: 250000

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