Humanitarians carry on winterisation assistance in Afghanistan: UN

The United Nations and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and rent support for tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, UN humanitarians have stated.

"Previous-year patterns show that  in November, cases of hypothermia, acute respiratory infections, and death, both directly and indirectly linked to cold, begin to increase " the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) noted on Tuesday.

Between September 1 and November 15, the world organisation and partners reported that 23,800 people in 32 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces got winterization assistance, according to the office. As temperatures dropped below freezing, the recipients received heating/fuel assistance and winter apparel through cash mechanisms and in-kind blanket deliveries. According to OCHA, the UN has finished giving winterization assistance to 32,200 individuals in the provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar, and Nuristan by Monday. According to reports, humanitarian partners are also reacting with aid.

The UN office noted that on Monday, the international organisation began giving winterization cash support to 1,750 households in Jawzjan province. Internally displaced and drought-affected persons, returnees, vulnerable host communities, female- and child-headed households, the elderly, and people with disabilities are among the beneficiaries of the programme.

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