The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Afghanistan has declared that more than half of the families are residing in shelters that have experienced partial damage, with 18 percent of them living in significantly damaged shelters, as per their assessments.
OCHA tweeted on Sunday morning that the affected families require urgent provisions of shelter, heating supplies, and clothing.
Assessments show that with 56% of families living in partially damaged shelters & 18% in significantly damaged shelters, there are urgent needs for shelter, heating materials & clothing this winter to avert people’s exposure to health risks & other hazards. pic.twitter.com/G8KgzyRLi1
— OCHA Afghanistan (@OCHAAfg) February 19, 2023
The UN-associated organization added that they require $30.1 million in the first quarter of 2023 to extend aid to vulnerable families.
Despite the recent earthquake that resulted in the destruction of over 70 houses in Badakhshan due to heavy snow and rainfall, the families’ vulnerability persists.