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ICRC aid in Afghanistan

A decade of fighting leaves healthcare precarious for millions of Afghans.

Ten years after the start of the present conflict in Afghanistan, fighting is widespread, particularly in rural areas. Millions of Afghans struggle to get medical treatment. For the International Committee of the Red Cross, Afghanistan is the biggest operation in terms of resources committed. The organisation has nearly 1,600 national staff as well as 142 expatriates based in its main delegation in Kabul and in five sub-delegations and ten offices nationwide. In addition, it operates seven physical rehabilitation centres. (ICRC/swissinfo.ch)

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