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Afghanistan Faces Humanitarian Crisis as NATO Withdraws from the Country

The International Red Cross is concerned about the rising violence in Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis [1] that it is inadvertently creating:

The crisis in Afghanistan has escalated to a new level of urgency, the outgoing head of the International Red Cross said Sunday, citing a record number of civilian casualties and evacuations of war wounded.

In an interview with The Telegraph [2], Jean-Nicolas Marti said the drawdown of NATO forces has led to a rise in fighting.

The Red Cross says the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high for the seventh consecutive year in 2015, with more than 11,000 innocent men, women and children killed or wounded, Reuters reports [3].

Photo by IFRC [4] [5]