From the editor: A story of the power of humanity

From the editor: A story of the power of humanity

Humanitarians are special people to begin with. If you Google the definition of humanitarian, you’ll find adjectives like “compassionate, charitable, humane, and altruistic".

As with all professions, there are some who are better than others. And then there are the exceptional… humanitarians whose selflessness and dedication are simply beyond measure.

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Afghanistan: Needs persist as situation remains dire

Afghanistan: Needs persist as situation remains dire

As armed conflict in Afghanistan shows no signs of abating, the need for humanitarian assistance remains undiminished."Fighting in densely populated areas continues to cause civilian casualties – people are killed or injured in crossfire," says Gherardo Pontrandolfi, head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan in a recent update on the situation.

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