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Two children freeze to death in Syria as snow storms sweep across Middle East

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Two children freeze to death in Syria as snow storms sweep across Middle East

<p>Two children have frozen to death in Syria as wintery storms sweep across the Middle East.</p> <p>Syrian activists told <span class="caps">AFP</span> a six-year-old baby had died because he was in a war-damaged home exposed to the weather.</p> <p>Snowfall, heavy rain and freezing temperatures have also hit Lebanon – where they are Syrian refugee camps – Jordan, Eygpt, Israel, Turkey and the Palestinian Territories.</p> <p>In Jerusalem weather experts said it was the worst storm to hit the city for 60 years, with snow reported to be 50cm deep in some areas.</p> <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/euronews/refugee-camps-hit-as-snow-storms-sweep-across-midd/embed" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/euronews/refugee-camps-hit-as-snow-storms-sweep-across-midd.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/euronews/refugee-camps-hit-as-snow-storms-sweep-across-midd" target="_blank">View the story “Snow hits Syrian refugee camp and Jerusalem as flooding affects Gaza “ on Storify</a>]</noscript></div>