More than 300,000 children are having to bear the harsh winters of Afghanistan without a permanent roof and supply of food, owing to the ongoing civil war and and heated interactions with the terrorist groups.
Camping for survival
The ongoing civil war in the country has forced thousands of children to find solace in temporary, relief shelters which have been set up by various organisations for homeless people.
Children among worst-affected demographic
The early snow in the country has specifically affected children in a very negative manner as a lot of them hail from a poor background whose parents are unable to provide for their food or winter clothing.
"The most vulnerable children are those whose schools have shut because of the worsening winter conditions," Chris Nyamandi, Afghanistan country director for Save the Children said in a statement. "Their families don’t have the money to buy winter clothing. Instead children are forced to huddle at home to escape the bitter cold."
As of now, the officials have closed the schools till the month of March, especially in some of the coldest parts of the country where temperature can reach upto minus 27 degrees Celsius.