Syrian refugees who fled violence at home are facing a new battle: surviving in sub-zero temperatures. Living in makeshift tents with no warm winter clothes or proper shoes, they're in a increasingly desperate situation as the winter progresses.
The attack on Syria's capital, blamed on rebels, comes as the government presses an offensive on eastern Ghouta. Separately, the UN warned over the humanitarian situation in Afrin after Turkish forces took the enclave.
The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
Some 20,000 Syrians have left eastern Ghouta in the last week, the UN says. But hundreds of thousands still brave the bombs. Tariq is one of those resisting what he sees as forced displacement, reports DW's Anchal Vohra.
Syria faces a "merciless war against children," with more children killed in 2017 than ever before, according to a UNICEF report. Hundreds of children have also been forced to take part in the fighting.
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