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Afghanistan: 17 winter deaths in camps highlight government protection failure

Headline Title:  Afghanistan deaths highlight government protection failure 21 January 2013 At least 17 people, including 11 children, have died mostly from the cold in Afghanistan’s displacement settlements in early January, highlighting the desperate and immediate need for improved aid delivery during the bitter cold winter months, Amnesty International said. According to information Amnesty International has received, the deaths occurred in camps and settlements in Kabul and Herat provinces. Community leaders there criticized the Afghan government and international aid agencies…

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