New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: “Message By the Health Commission Concerning the Attack On the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jowzjan Province”


Yesterday an attack by unidentified armed men targeted the convoy of International Committee of the Red Cross in Turkmen Qaduq area of Qush Tepa district, Jowzjan province, resulting in the death of six workers of this committee.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Health Commission is grieved by the death of ICRC workers and asks this committee to continue its work.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has been working in Afghanistan for the last three decades and their activities and services have proven invaluable for the poor and needy Afghans. The Health Commission of the Islamic Emirate calls on the officials of ICRC to refrain from suspending their services as the Afghan nation is need of humanitarian aid and health services more than ever before. We hope that you will continue with your work as before. The Islamic Emirate will take all necessary steps for your security in areas under our control.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Health Commission

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