Afghan people struggle to keep warm in the bitter cold winter


The Afghan government is planning to import a million and a half tonnes of oil and gas from its neighbouring oil producers, Iran and Russia, in order to tackle heating issues during the coming winter seasons.

The promise comes amid a bitter cold winter and the Afghan people desperately trying to keep warm using electrical heating and fireplaces - whilst footing unaffordable monthly bills.

Some households have been resorting to three sources of heat and are yet struggling to make it through the winter.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video was produced by BBC Persian's Ali Arian.

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