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Aid agencies pull out of Kabul

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7155.369a (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:369
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Aid agencies have effectively been expelled from Kabul, Afghanistan, after the ruling Taliban authorities ordered all non-government organisations (NGOs) to relocate to a disused building that used to be a polytechnic institute. United Nations organisations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were excluded from the relocation order.

    Robert Fuller, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, said: “This may be because Western NGOs have working patterns that don't tie in too closely …

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