Winter for Syrian refugees: "They are lucky to escape the barrel bombs, sniper fire and shelling, but there’s no escaping winter. “Home” for many of these refugees are settlements at higher elevations like the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, which has been hit by extreme weather over the past few years. Even refugees living in cities are vulnerable. With little money for rent, they can only afford substandard housing. Others live in abandoned or unfinished buildings" (2016).