Kabul: 124 dead in extreme winter in Afghanistan. The Taliban government has stated that 124 people have died in the last two weeks. Volunteers report that the actual death toll is much higher. Afghanistan is currently experiencing the lowest temperature in recent times. The weather warning is that the temperature will remain low for another two weeks. Most of the people died in rural areas. The Taliban banned women from working in voluntary organizations. Following this, international voluntary organizations stopped working in Afghanistan. This has also hampered the delivery of aid to the common people.
Afghanistan has witnessed the coldest winter in a decade. About 70,000 cattle and other animals died, said a spokesperson of the state disaster management ministry. Mullah Mohammad Abbas Akhund, the minister in charge of disaster management, told the BBC that many areas of Afghanistan are now on the brink of snowfall; He added that military helicopters were sent for rescue operations, but they could not land in the mountainous areas.