International groups bleak about Afghanistan | Deutsche Welle
Two separate international organizations have painted a bleak picture of Afghanistan less than two years before international combat troops are scheduled to complete their withdrawal from the war-torn country.
The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan said on Monday that the situation for ordinary civilians in the country had worsened since he first arrived seven years ago.
"Since I arrived here in 2005, local armed groups have proliferated, civilians have been caught between not just one but multiple front lines, and it has become increasingly difficult for ordinary Afghans, particularly out in the rural areas, to obtain health care when injured or sick," Reto Stocker told reporters in Kabul.
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