Afghanistan Remains Among Deadliest Places for Civilians: ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that Afghanistan remains the deadliest country for civilians, with the Afghan women and children make up half of the fatalities.

Robert Mardini, Director General of the ICRC who is currently visiting Afghanistan said that the escalation of violence in Afghanistan in recent months has worsened the humanitarian situation in the country, adding that hundreds of injuries among them, many civilians have been admitted to hospitals in Kandahar, Helmand and Ghazni provinces.

“At the same time, access to basic medical care is already limited because many clinics in the rural areas have closed, while others are either too far, dangerous to access, or expensive to reach for many people,” ICRC said.

Robert Mardini visited Andar district and Ghazni provincial hospital.

“The purpose was to see the situation on the ground, meet the communities, and listen to them, discuss the humanitarian issues and treatment of the wounded and sick,” he said.

He called on both sides of the Afghan conflict to do their best to safeguard civilians from harm.

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