The State Ministry for Disasters Management said that at least 70 people have died from cold amidst a freezing winter across the country.
More than 70,000 livestock have also have died due to the extreme cold weather in the county, officials said on Wednesday.
“According to primary figures, due to the snowfall and cold weather in the provinces of Badghis, Ghazni, Nimruz, Ghor, Paktika, Herat, Kandahar and Faryab, 70 people have died and one person was wounded, and at least 70,000 livestock have perished in Badghis, Sar-e Pol, Jawzjan and Faryab,” said Mawlawi Abdullah Mohammadi, head of the emergency operations center in the ministry.
People in different parts of the country said that the freezing weather this winter is unprecedented. They said that poverty and unemployment are the major causes of the rise in casualties during the cold season.
“We ask the international community, the local administration and partner institutions to genuinely cooperate with the people in this area. The weather is quite cold and the people’s economic status is very poor,” said Mohammad Amin Khalili, a resident of Bamiyan.
“There is no job in this cold weather. Everyone has five to six children and people are unemployed,” said Bibi Gul, a resident of Jawzjan.
“We need the aid distribution to needy families in Faryab province to resume immediately,” said Rohullah Arman, a resident of Faryab.
According to representatives of the State Ministry for Disaster Management, that over the past 28 days, they have provided food and non-food relief packages to at least 5,000 families in different parts of the country who were affected by the cold wave.
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