Winters in Afghanistan are freezing cold. 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 persons suffer this degrading situation.
Displaced or fled from conflicts or droughts in their own country, they often have no other possibility but to fight for their survival in crowded refugee camps by the thousands. They suffer from extreme cold of up to -15° C ( 5° F), even have to sleep in tents during strong snowfalls and often lack blankets or warm clothing. As they do not have any opportunities to find a job there, they neither have the opportunity to escape poverty. The pay for occasional jobs as day-laborers is not enough to support their family.