Sunday, March 1, 2015
ICRC Cites Increased Casualties in 2014
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) states that the increase in violence in Afghanistan in 2014 has resulted in rising humanitarian needs of the Afghan population. Last year (2014) there was a 37% increase in its transportation of wounded combatants from the battlefield to health centres and a doubling of its recovery of mortal remains of combatants. The civilian population faced increasing difficulties in reaching health care due to the rising level of violence in the country and the deteriorating security situation. Read more in "Afghanistan: Escalating violence brings increased suffering to war-weary Afghans", International Committee of the Red Cross, February 9, 2015.