ICRC Afghanistan warning

Millions of Afghan lives are at risk this winter, warns ICRC

As Afghanistan battles through the coldest winter in more than a decade, in which at least 166 people, and tens of thousands of livestock have frozen to death, the International Committee for the Red Cross has warned that millions of lives are at risk due to families being unable to keep themselves warm. 

ICRC has called for more international aid to get Afghanistan through the winter months. 

The Head of the ICRC in Afghanistan, Eloi Fillion, said that Afghans could either eat or heat, but not both. 

“As temperatures plummet this winter and economic challenges only increase, millions of Afghans are left with only two choices: bring food on their tables or warm themselves up.

“We can’t turn a blind eye to their plight and will continue to respond to their needs.”