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Afghan refugee children at camp Qambar in Kabul wait in line for wood distribution on January 7, 2013. (Bilal Sarwary @bsarwary/ Twitter)
Afghan refugee children at camp Qambar in Kabul wait in line for wood distribution on January 7, 2013. (Bilal Sarwary @bsarwary/ Twitter)

More than 30,000 refugees are shivering in makeshift camps in Kabul.

Authorities are trying to avoid a repeat of last winter, when more than 100 children died in the cold there.

The United Nations refugee agency is trying to help by providing blankets, charcoal and other supplies.

The BBC's Bilal Sarwary reports.

This segment aired on March 5, 2013.

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