Winters in Afghanistan are freezing. People do not only have to cope with live-threatening temperatures and strong snowfall but also with droughts and food shortages. According to the UNHCR (2017/12), around 2.6 million internally displaced people suffer this degrading situation.
Displaced or having fled from conflicts or droughts in their own country, they often have no other option but to fight for their survival in crowded refugee camps by the thousands. They suffer from extreme cold temperatures down to -15° C (5° F) and even have to sleep in tents during strong snowfalls, often lacking blankets and warm clothing. As they do not have any opportunities to find a job where they are, they also don’t have the opportunity to escape poverty. The pay for occasional jobs as day-laborers is not enough to support their families.
Familien zu ernähren.