Taliban Lifts Ban On Red Cross, Pledges To Protect Aid Workers In Afghanistan

The Taliban says the Red Cross may resume its work in Afghanistan, nearly six months after threatening the group. In this photo from March, an orthopedic technician walks past artificial limbs in a workshop at the International Committee of the Red Cross hospital for war victims and the disabled in Kabul.

“We welcome the acknowledgment of our humanitarian principles and renewal of security guarantees,” says the Red Cross leader in Afghanistan.

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