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Storm hits refugee camps in Syria's Idlib

Hundreds of Syrians once again found themselves displaced after their tents collapsed as a result of the high winds and heavy rainfall. More than 13 camps were damaged in the Aleppo and Idlib Governorates.

Severe storms flooded refugee camps housing Syrians in the north of the war torn country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hundreds of Syrians once again found themselves displaced after their tents collapsed as a result of the high winds and heavy rainfall. More than 13 camps were damaged in the Aleppo and Idlib Governorates.

Authorities in the area said they had been preparing for the onset of the winter weather conditions by opening drainage channels, moving refugees from the plains and valleys and raising tents so the rainwater wouldn't flood them.

Two children were injured in Tuesday's storms, the Syrian Civil Defence announced, one of whom collapsed in the town of Armanaz, north of Idlib, while a second child was injured after a water tank fell in the city of Marea, east of Aleppo. They warned that the areas affected may not be safe for habitation as the weather has damaged a number of structures.

There are 2.1 million internally displaced Syrians living in opposition held areas in the north of the country.

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