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Heavy Winter Storm Wrecks Syrian Refugee Camps In Lebanon

Thousands of Syrians seeking refuge in neighboring Lebanon are scrambling for shelter and an 8-year-old girl was reported dead.
A Syrian refugee shovels mud in front of a makeshift shelter in an unofficial camp for Syrian refugees in Iaat in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Tuesday. Source: AFP/Getty Images

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET.

Thousands of Syrian refugees have been forced from their tents in Lebanon, following days of bitter rain, snow and freezing temperatures. The winter storm, dubbed Norma by Lebanese meteorologists, has left refugees in dire need of emergency assistance, aid workers say.

The storm hit Saturday and has affected at least "151 informal camps in Lebanon, which host 11,000 refugees," United Nations refugee agency spokeswoman Lisa Abou Khaled told NPR. She said at least

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