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Spike in violence against health facilities worries ICRC

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Jun 17, 2020 - 11:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The recent rise in violence in Afghanistan , combined with targeted attacks on medical facilities, threaten to reduce access to health services in the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Wednesday.
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Covid-19: ICRC calls for urgent plan to properly handle dead bodies

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Apr 23, 2020 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 could overwhelm local capacity to handle dead bodies properly, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Thursday.
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Taliban allow ICRS to resume operations

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Sep 15, 2019 - 11:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have allowed the resumption of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operations in Afghanistan . A few months back, the insurgents banned activities of the humanitarian organisation because of certain...
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No let up in violence despite progress in peace talks: ICRC

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Aug 13, 2019 - 10:59
KABU (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is disheartened to see that the ongoing peace talks have not diminished the intensity of violence and its impact on civilians, according to a statement on Tuesday. Civilian...
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ICRC suspends operation in Afghanistan

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Apr 12, 2019 - 14:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended its operation in Afghanistan following the Taliban ’s warning.
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Taliban allow ICRC to resume work in Afghanistan

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Oct 11, 2018 - 20:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban have allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to resume its operations in Afghanistan .
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Taliban scrap security cooperation with ICRC

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Aug 15, 2018 - 21:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Wednesday announced cancelling their security cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for what they said the organization’s noncooperation with Taliban’s inmates. The Taliban’s move comes...
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ICRC helps over 6,600 families contact kin in prison

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Jul 30, 2018 - 10:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it has helped over 6,600 Afghan families maintain contact with their relatives in prison this year. Representatives of the humanitarian organisation also visited more than 27,...
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1,200 attacks staged against ICRC facilities, personnel in 2 years

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May 03, 2018 - 15:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Violent incidents and attacks have been carried out on weekly bases against the health -care facilities or personnel of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC, a statement from the world body said on Thursday. “In...
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Committed to serve Afghans despite traumatic 2017: ICRC

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Jan 31, 2018 - 19:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reaffirmed its commitment to serving the people of Afghanistan in future despite going through a traumatic 2017. Monica Zanarelli, head of ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, told...
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A day after physio murder, ICRC office in Mazar shut

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Sep 12, 2017 - 15:29
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has closed its office in Mazar-I-Sharif, the capital of northern Baklh provincem following the murder of a staff member. A day earlier, a man with disability shot dead a...
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2 abducted ICRC staff members released

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Sep 05, 2017 - 17:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two abducted staff-member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been released, a statement from the ICRC said on Tuesday.
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ICRC urges unconditional release of abducted staff-member

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Feb 18, 2017 - 11:51
KABUL (Pajhwok) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in northern Jawzjan province, the organisation said in a...
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Afghanistan: An appeal for the safe and unconditional release of ICRC staff

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Feb 17, 2017 - 12:10
Kabul / Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in...
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ICRC won’t resume work until attack motive defined

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Feb 11, 2017 - 17:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday said it would not resume operations in Afghanistan until the motive of a dead attack on its workers in northern Jawzjan province was established.
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Escalating conflict made 2016 a difficult year: ICRC

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Jan 30, 2017 - 12:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Intensifying conflict-related violence, insecurity, lack of access, attacks on health facilities and workers made 2016 a difficult year for Afghans and the humanitarian community, ICRC said on Monday. The organisation said its work...
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Thousands displaced by recent Afghan clashes: ICRC

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Oct 31, 2016 - 16:27
​ KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said security in Afghanistan remained precarious during the third quarter of 2016, and deteriorated in many areas, displacing thousands of families.
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ICRC resumes operations in Ghazni City after release of workers

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Feb 20, 2016 - 17:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): After the release of its workers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday resumed its operation in the capital of southern Ghazni province. The five ICRC staffers, who had been abducted by unidentified gunmen...
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Afghanistan: Facts and figures – January to September 2015

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Nov 04, 2015 - 13:45
The ICRC's work in Afghanistan focuses on visiting detainees to monitor their lives conditions and treatment, providing basic aid and medical care, improving access to water and sanitation, reconnecting families separated by ongoing conflict, and...
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Afghanistan: Concern over growing number of civilian casualties

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Apr 30, 2015 - 16:12
Geneva/ Kabul (ICRC) – The Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Dominik Stillhart, has expressed concern at the growing number of civilian casualties in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan . He said this was...
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