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According to the ICRC, increasing attacks on medical centers in Afghanistan threaten “millions” of coronaviruses

June 17, 2020

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Wednesday that the increase in violence and attacks against medical centers in Afghanistan threatens “millions” of people because their access to health care will be restricted in the middle of the year, the coronavirus pandemic.

“Recent developments in Afghanistan are very worrying,” said ICRC delegation leader Juan Pedro Schaerer, who complained that “after the hope caused by a relative reduction in hostility in February and March, this is the.” Fall is “more violence again. “

He therefore regretted that “civilian casualties are increasing in the fight against COVID-19” and recalled that the Afghan health system is already saturated due to the conflict and limited coverage in conflict areas.

According to the ICRC, increasing attacks on medical centers in Afghanistan threaten “millions” of coronavirusesAccording to the ICRC, increasing attacks on medical centers in Afghanistan threaten “millions” of coronaviruses

Schaerer has also emphasized that attacks on health care facilities, such as the one in May against a doctor supported by MSF in the capital Kabul, only worsen the situation.