Red Cross to reduce personnel in North Afghanistan

Image result for Red Cross to reduce personnel in North AfghanistanThe International Committee of the Red Cross has disclosed its intention to reduce its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year alone.

The announcement which was made at a news conference in Kabul underlines the deteriorating security for aid groups in Afghanistan, where the ICRC has been operating for more than 30 years.

The organization had earlier put all of its operations on hold in February after six of its staff were killed in an attack on an aid convoy in the far north of Afghanistan but gradually resumed operations over the summer.

Some officials of the Red Cross however hinted that the assessments for reduction of staff number is ongoing but could not ascertain the figure of its staff that would be affected.

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