At least 150 displaced people have died of cold and starvation over the past few months in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2001/02/05
Due to insufficient response to funding requests, conditions in the camps are poor. A programme to construct one room mud shelters is underway, with the financial support of ECHO. However, the shelter shortfall is so severe that there are still some 5,000 families sharing 1,700 one-family tents.
Twenty two more people died of cold Friday night in displacement camps in Afghanistan's western Herat province, Taliban officials said Saturday.
Three days of snowfall and rain has brought hope that Afghanistan's devastating drought might break in time for the next harvest season, just months away, an official report said.