The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will support salaries for nearly 10,000 staff working in hospitals across Afghanistan amidst worsening economic and humanitarian crisis in the country.
The global humanitarian organization made the announcement, pledging support for six months, including salaries, running costs and medical supplies.
“The ICRC is proud to support salaries for around 10,000 staff working across 23 regional and provincial hospitals in Afghanistan,” it said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Communities must have access to health care and this is one way that we can help ensure vital health infrastructure can continue to operate,” the statement added.
People in war-ravaged Afghanistan have been tormented by grinding poverty and hunger for decades, but since the botched exit of the US-led international forces and the Taliban’s sweeping takeover in August, the country has been teetering on the brink of a major humanitarian catastrophe.
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