|Country or District||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Outline||On 27 December 2018, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in rural areas of northern Syria, destroying shelter in 11 camps hosting 25,000 displaced people.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Islamic Relief 2019/01/03
Flash flooding, caused by unusually heavy rainfall, has forced over 12,000 people to abandon their homes in refugee camps in northern Syria in freezing conditions and the number could significantly rise in the next few days.
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.