PHOTO: Syrian children in Akkar in Lebanon

Pro-opposition journalist Hadi al-Abdallah makes an appeal for help for Syrian refugees facing a difficult winter, including almost 1.2 million in Lebanon.

There are more than 4 million Syrian refugees, with another 7 million displaced inside the country.

While criticizing the Assad regime and its allies from Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah for causing the crisis, al-Abdallah also challenges the international community, the Lebanese Government, and Gulf States to act:

After it rains and snows, it is too late to send people to send us studies and all the bureaucratic procedures. Let’s think to help them now.