Storm ‘Alexa’ brought snow, rain, high wind speeds and sub-zero temperatures to the Middle East. Lebanon, which hosts more than 842,000 registered and unregistered Syrian refugees, was particularly badly hit.
A Syrian refugee girl stands in front of her tent in the Faida informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley, eastern Lebanon. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
A Syrian boy plays with a toy at the Haisa informal tented settlement in Akkar, northern Lebanon. The governorate of North Lebanon hosts almost a quarter of a million Syrian refugees. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
Boshra and Iman, two Syrian refugee children in Bekaa Valley, hold disposable cameras given to them as part of a UNICEF supported project with to document their daily lives. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
Syrian children at the Haisa tented settlement. By the end of 2013, UNICEF will have provided around 88,000 Syrian refugee children across Lebanon with kits containing winter clothing. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
Children pose for the camera near their settlement in Aridah, close to the northern Lebanese-Syrian borders. The settlement houses many Syrian refugees as well as local inhabitants. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
Ghalia, 11 (second left) with her family around a stove in their tent in the Arab Abu Bashar settlement, Bekaa. They came from Aleppo in October and stayed a month before finding a tent of their own. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir
A child stands in the snow in the Faida tented settlement. UNICEF is providing Syrian refugee children across Lebanon with winter clothing such as waterproof boots, gloves and hats. ©UNICEF/Lebanon-2013/Dar Al Mussawir