According to the The Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Returnees, the refugee camp in the Charahi Qambar area of Kabul is now home to close to 5000 refugees. Families from Helmand province in southern Afghanistan (approx 700kms away from Kabul) fled their home province due to the fighting & worsening food situation. While they may have found safety within the camp they continue to fight disease & famine. Living in mud-huts, the winter nights prove to be the toughest, an elder told me of women & children who have died during the winter period where temperatures at night go well below 0°C. In talking to many of the elders most criticized both the Afghan government & aid organizations for slow & ineffective assistance, many relying on the assistance of passers by & local residents.Kabul-Afghanistan

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