Syrian Refugees Face a Harsh Winter with Brutal Snowstorm

Agence-France Presse

Many of Syria's nearly three million displaced people face dire winter conditions with a brutal snowstorm hammering the region, the United Nations warned Monday as it urged the international community to do more to protect them.

"No one should live in these conditions" and it is "absolutely unacceptable," Mark Cutts, the UN deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, told reporters by video link.

"We are extremely concerned" about the 2.8 million displaced people in the region, he said.