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ICRC Says More Aid is Needed to Face Afghan Crisis

An official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told TOLOnews more funding is necessary to face the problems.  

The head of the delegation of the ICRC to Afghanistan, Eloi Fillion, in an interview with TOLOnews said that the humanitarian organization would not be able to support the needs of the people in Afghanistan.  

“There is a high risk that the situation will get worse because the economic crisis is [becoming] aggravated and if a political solution is not found in order to bring the necessary funding into the country, yes, the situation will get worse and the humanitarian organization will not be able to ... support all the needs of the people,” he said.  

His remarks come as many international organizations have raised alarms about the humanitarian crisis currently gripping Afghanistan. 

Many poor and displaced families in Herat city, the capital of western Herat province, spoke with TOLOnews.  

“We have fled drought and hunger. We came here from other areas to find shelter and live life,” said Halima, a displaced person.  

 “We cry every night for the problems we have, and for difficulties that we are struggling with,” said Jamila, another displaced person.  

The ICRC said that it has some plans to ramp up activities to support vulnerable Afghans.  

“We have plans to increase our activities to grow actually in providing more services to the people,” Fillion said.  

The ICRC has been active in Afghanistan for the past four decades. The organization has over 1,800 staff members across the country. 

ICRC Says More Aid is Needed to Face Afghan Crisis

The ICRC said that it has some plans to ramp up activities to support vulnerable Afghans.  

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An official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told TOLOnews more funding is necessary to face the problems.  

The head of the delegation of the ICRC to Afghanistan, Eloi Fillion, in an interview with TOLOnews said that the humanitarian organization would not be able to support the needs of the people in Afghanistan.  

“There is a high risk that the situation will get worse because the economic crisis is [becoming] aggravated and if a political solution is not found in order to bring the necessary funding into the country, yes, the situation will get worse and the humanitarian organization will not be able to ... support all the needs of the people,” he said.  

His remarks come as many international organizations have raised alarms about the humanitarian crisis currently gripping Afghanistan. 

Many poor and displaced families in Herat city, the capital of western Herat province, spoke with TOLOnews.  

“We have fled drought and hunger. We came here from other areas to find shelter and live life,” said Halima, a displaced person.  

 “We cry every night for the problems we have, and for difficulties that we are struggling with,” said Jamila, another displaced person.  

The ICRC said that it has some plans to ramp up activities to support vulnerable Afghans.  

“We have plans to increase our activities to grow actually in providing more services to the people,” Fillion said.  

The ICRC has been active in Afghanistan for the past four decades. The organization has over 1,800 staff members across the country. 

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