Severe cold in Afghanistan, 157 people and 77 thousand animals died
Within 15 days in Afghanistan, 157 people have died due to severe cold and 77 thousand animals have also died. The temperature here has reached minus 28 degrees. According to the United Nations Human Rights (UNOCHA), 2 crore 83 lakh people of the country i.e. about two-thirds of the population need immediate help to survive.
According to Disaster Management Minister Mullah Mohammad Abbas Akhund, most of the deaths occurred in rural areas. Mullah Muhammad Abbas Akhund says that there are less health facilities in the villages, due to which deaths are increasing. The Afghanistan-Pakistan highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall. Because of this the essential goods are not reaching Afghanistan.
In this regard, the United Nations Human Rights (UNOCHA) said that they have provided blankets, shelter and other humanitarian assistance to 5 lakh 65 thousand 700 people in Afghanistan in January, so that the needy people can get help. From January 10 to January 19, there have been 78 deaths due to cold. This figure has doubled in the last one week.
According to media reports, there has not been so much cold in Afghanistan in the last 15 years. The situation has become critical here due to the snow storm. The situation is serious in 8 out of 34 states of the country. The number of people who died of cold is the highest in these 8 states.
With the Taliban coming to power, the economic and human rights crisis in Afghanistan is increasing. Recently women have been barred from working in NGOs. Due to this, the people facing the weather are also facing difficulties in commuting.