Roads connecting districts and provincial centres in 10 provinces have been blocked due to heavy snowfall and rain, the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Wednesday. At least 9 people were killed and 30 were injured because of avalanches and flooding in 30 of 34 provinces. Over 40 dwellings have been destroyed in Nuristan, Zabul, Nimruz and Kunar provinces.
Winter conditions further aggravate the difficult humanitarian situation. UN humanitarian agencies warn that the harsh winter in Afghanistan and the recent snowfalls have a severe impact on the conditions faced by millions across the country.
Moderate rain and snow is expected to continue over the coming days, in parts of the country.