Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, September 14, 2007

International Red Cross fears spreading danger puts aid workers and civilians throughout Afghanistan at risk

In a statement released on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed great concern about the spreading violence across Afghanistan and how an increasing amount of civilians and aid workers are being subjected to the military conflict, the Associated Press reported the same day.

While most of the violence between U.S.-led coalition forces and the Taliban has remained in the southern provinces, some has now spread northward, pushing aid workers out of areas in great need of assistance. The situation leaves organizations like the ICRC unable to assess the humanitarian situation

“A relatively large part of the conflict-affected areas is not very far from (becoming) no-go areas,” said Reto Stocker, the Kabul delegation head of the ICRC. He added that it has become more and more dangerous for aid workers to move around the country.

Stocker also admitted that Afghans, suffering greatly from the dire economic situation, are worse off today than they were a few years ago.

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