January 24th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Lebanon has intervened to help the Syrian families affected by the snowstorm that hit the country on Wednesday.
The snow accumulated and damaged some Syrian refugee camps in Arsal Town, Al-Bekaa Governorate.
Prior to the blizzard, QRCS had already begun to construct a flood control channel, which helped protect many camps against the risk of sweeping floods, as was the case in the past.
This activity was part of a joint community support project of QRCS, the Ministry of Social Affairs, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Funded by Norway and the United Kingdom, the project would totally prevent flooding in the area.
In the aftermath of the storm, the QRCS emergency team visited several refugee camps and shoveled the heavy snow that covered tents at one camp. Also, wood and metal structures were provided to repair the damaged tents. They are kept on standby for any emergency in the town.
QRCS personnel are working hard to rebuild 2,500, so that the families can find a shelter as soon as possible, instead of spending the winter months homeless.