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Some refugees appear to have slid through the cracks.
Anwar Abdul-Qader, 40, said he had arrived in Arsal two weeks ago with his 11 children but still hadn’t received aid.
But friends organized a tent by moving its former inhabitants into other dwellings. For food, Abdul-Qader’s children gathered at their better-off neighbor, Abdul-Rahman. He too complained of the cold and thin blankets, but said he had sold part of his fuel ration to buy yerba mate, a popular South American tea-like brew.
"One complains about not having enough blankets. What about those who have none?"
With additional reporting by Yasmine Saker in Beirut and Desmond Butler in Ankara.
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