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ECHO Daily Flash


Syria – Floods

published on 28/12/2018
  • On 27 December, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in rural areas of northern Syria, destroying shelter in 11 camps hosting 25 000 displaced people, according to media reports.
  • According to media reports, search and rescue operations have been ongoing since yesterday, 27 December. No casualties have been reported thus far but good, possessions and livestock have been damaged.
  • According to reports from DG ECHO-funded Aristotle project, a further spell of disturbed weather is due to affect the region from 30 December to 2 January with the heaviest rainfall expected across the eastern Mediterranean coast of Syria and southern Turkey. These could produce up to 30 mm of rainfall in a few hours locally. Through the period cumulative totals could reach around 100 mm in one or two locations.
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