Reports state that at least 22 children have recently died due to the cold weather in Kabul which the Afghan capital has been experiencing its worst cold-snap and heaviest snows in at least 15 years.
Afghanistan is currently experiencing a harsh winter during which regular daytime temperatures fall to minus 15 degrees Celsius and more, across the country.
According to official figures at least 15 children have lost their lives in three of about 40 such camps in Kabul from cold over the past month. Residents say the toll is twice as high.
According to an Afghan based TV channel, some of the internally displaced people of the country warn that cold weather may claim more lives. Lack of food and firewood is said to be their main problems in the winter.
This year’s severe cold weather has raised concerns among the Afghan population, especially the displaced families, by the frontier post news agency reported.
Charhi Qambar is one of the largest refugees camp in Kabul. It is populated largely with refugees who fled the fighting in areas like Helmand Province.
There are currently more than 30,000 poor families living under tents in Kabul. There reports of high level of maternity deaths in these camps with 144 out of 1,000 children under five years of age.Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Şubat 2012, 14:23