Medical supplies airlifted to AfghanistanBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7080.535l (Published 22 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:535
- Robert Ivker
- New York
The International Red Cross is again airlifting emergency medical supplies into some of the remote areas in Afghanistan that have been ravaged by the continuing civil war. Officials fear that as winter drags on the humanitarian toll could reach disaster proportions.
In the past four years nearly 50000 people have died in the conflict between the Taliban authority and a coalition of ethnic minority groups that is fighting against it. …