A man carries aid distributed to refugees in Shebaa. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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"Death is following us everywhere, even the snow and cold is killing us," said Syrian refugee Mohammad Abboud.Abboud left his house in Syria's Beit Jin a year ago and escaped death in his home country by fleeing to Lebanon over the mountains. The aid, given out Sunday, was part of a winterization campaign organized by Sidon civil society groups for Syrian refugees and Shebaa's needy residents in the wake of this month's brutal winter storm.Shebaa's deputy mayor, Safi Nasif, said there are some 5,000 refugees in the town.Nasif explained that the U.N. was providing the minimum amount of aid in the hope that nothing major would go wrong, but he pointed to the three refugees who died from the cold earlier this month in the outskirts of the town due to storm Zina.Luckily, the town's residents are also getting help from elsewhere.
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