Red Cross warns health system on verge of collapse in Afghanistan

Regional Red Cross director, Alexander Matheou, warns that a dire lack of funding is pushing Afghanistan's health system to the brink. Devastated by more than four decades of war, the Afghan economy has all but ground to a halt since the Taliban's takeover last month, amid sanctions and a cutoff in foreign aid. This has taken a particularly heavy toll on the health sector, which was primarily run by NGOs with internal funding before the Taliban came to power.

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