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Afghanistan's cold weather claims the lives of at least 124 people

Afghanistan's cold weather claims the lives of at least 124 people

According to Taliban officials, at least 124 individuals have died in Afghanistan's cold temperatures during the previous two weeks.

The coldest winter in ten years has also claimed almost 70,000 cattle life, according to a representative for the State Ministry for Disaster Management. Following the Taliban's restriction on Afghan women working for non-governmental organizations, a number of assistance organizations have recently halted operations.

A Taliban minister declared that the edict will remain in place despite the killings. According to Mullah Mohammad Abbas Akhund, acting minister of disaster management, several areas of Afghanistan are currently entirely blocked off by snow. Military helicopters had been dispatched to the rescue, but they were unable to land in the most mountainous places. The prediction for the following 10 days, according to the acting minister, showed that temperatures will rise. However, he continued to be concerned about an increasing death toll among Afghans and their livestock.

Afghanistan's winters are always harsh, but this year has seen its worst weather in ten years. Additionally, the Taliban government's decree last month forbidding Afghan women from working for charity organizations is hampering this year's relief efforts. Officials in charge of providing aid, such as the United Nations, are desperately looking for ways to circumvent this restriction.


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