Nearly 40 children have been killed by a ferocious winter in Afghanistan in the past month.
24 children were killed in refugee camps in Kabul, which sheltered thousands of Afghans running from Taliban threat.
The recent weather is believed to be the worst winter that the country has had in 15 years.
Bob Grabman, Save the Children’s country director in Afghanistan said in a statement, “This has been a brutal winter and children have little to protect them from the biting cold.”
“Many are trying to survive without decent shelter or blankets, without fuel, food, warm clothes or shoes,” he added.
“At night the temperature falls dangerously low, threatening the lives of newborns and small children. It’s crucial we get urgent help to families so children are protected.”