Heavy rainfall has affected Iraq and the wider region over the past weeks. However, rivers, lakes, and dams – long on the verge of drying up – are now swelling with water and giving opportunities to avert the dangers of drought.
Syrian internally displaced people (IDPs) who found refuge in makeshift camps in Aleppo’s countryside have been badly affected by heavy rainfall with the start of winter, losing all their belongings and tents.
Following a dry winter, heavy rainfall has now caused significant damage to the agricultural sector in the Syrian province of Idleb. Some farmers have reported that around 50% of their crops were harmed by the heavy rains.