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Afghanistan: Emergency, after a year still civilian victims

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(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 12 – One year after the abandonment of international forces and the establishment of the Taliban government in Afghanistan Emergency counts more than 16,000 admissions to hospitals in Kabul, Lashkar-gah, Anabah and over 90,000 visits in over 40 first aid posts; 3,000 admissions in Kabul alone, where more than 90% were still victims of war.

This was announced by Emergency itself in a statement in which it states that the country is now close to collapse with more than 23 million Afghans at risk of serious food insecurity, a devastating economic crisis, the increase in poverty, the need for services essentials and crime.

“Today Afghanistan is suffering from an unprecedented economic crisis that starves the population due to over 40 years of war, the devastating effects of climate change and natural disasters, international isolation and sanctions, the freezing of Afghan reserves in the abroad and the consequent banking and financial crisis, inflation with the increase of about 50% in the prices of cereals and fuel “, writes Emergency again.

“With the exit of the international forces, the problems of Afghanistan are by no means over – comments Rossella Miccio, president of Emergency.” In this year we have continued to see deaths and injuries among civilians. Emergency remains and is committed to providing its assistance to the Afghans as it has always done for over 20 years “.

After August 2021, the attacks in the capital continued, in particular terrorist attacks against places of worship and education by armed groups. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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