More than 2 million refugees have fled Syria since 2011, arriving in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. A storm named Alexa is now bringing torrential rain and snow to the region, pushing temperatures in some areas below freezing.
Dec. 11, 2013Syrian refugees run for cover from snow during a winter storm in the town of Zahle, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The worst of winter is yet to come for the more than 2 million refugees living outside Syria and the millions more displaced inside the country. A storm named Alexa is sweeping across Syria and Lebanon, bringing with it high winds and freezing temperatures, and marking the beginning of the third winter since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011.Mohamed Azakir/Reuters