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Cold Ravages Syria Refugees as Aid Falters

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Hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced by the war, many of them stumbling out of Syria during the summer wearing little more than T-shirts and flip-flops, now face the onslaught of winter with inadequate shelter, senior government officials and aid organizations say. (..) With temperatures already plunging to zero overnight in the hills framing this valley, the humanitarian crisis facing millions of displaced Syrians is deepening. (..) Some 2.5 million people need humanitarian assistance, and the number keeps climbing.