Afghanistan: a biased report

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.829 (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:829
  1. A O Gebreel, WHO representative, Afghanistana
  1. a Office of the WHO Representative, PO Box 1936, Islamabad, Afghanistan

    Editor-Robert Ivker's news story about medical supplies to Afghanistan publicised the good work of the International Red Cross but was factually incorrect and made inadequate reference to the World Health Organisation.1

    He writes: “In the past four years nearly 50 000 people have died in the conflict between the Taliban authority and a coalition of ethnic minority groups that is fighting against it.” Taliban started its comparatively peaceful takeover of large areas of Afghanistan early in 1995, putting an end …

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