The International Committee of the red cross said that will significantly reduce its staff in Afghanistan after the murder of seven employees for the year. About it reports Radio Freedom.
In a statement, the red cross said that the deteriorated security situation of humanitarian missions working in the war-torn country.
“Risk aversion has become our biggest challenge and concern,” – told reporters in Kabul the head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan Monica Zanarelli. “We have no choice but to drastically reduce our presence in Afghanistan,” she added.
According to her, this decision will be the most noticeable in the North, where the objects of the red cross in Mazar-I-Sharif and Kunduz will be either closed or reduced.
Zanarelli, said that the Red cross is not leaving Afghanistan but it is necessary to reconsider the number of representatives here of the organization to prevent large losses.
Red Cross 30 years working in Afghanistan, its humanitarian program – the fourth largest of those that are present in the country.
11 September 2017 in the city of Mazar-I-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan have shot the employee of the red cross, a physiotherapist from Spain.