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Red Cross Chief Arrives In Afghanistan For Three-Day Visit


International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer (file photo)

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrived in Afghanistan on September 5 for a three-day visit.

Peter Maurer plans to visit medical facilities, rehabilitation centers for victims of violence and disease, as well as ICRC staffers.

The relief group said in a statement that Maurer also plans to meet with local Afghan authorities.

“Afghans have suffered from 40 years of conflict and they now face years of work to heal and recover. The International Committee of the Red Cross is dedicated to staying here to help that recovery,” Maurer said.

He added that the future of Afghanistan relies on the continued “investment from the outside world.”

With reporting by AP
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