From the field - Engaging with US Central Command

From the field - Engaging with US Central Command

US Central Command - CENTCOM - is one of ten combatant commands in the US military, with an area of responsibility that covers Middle East and Central Asia. One of the tasks of ICRC Washington is to engage with its leadership on humanitarian issues of ICRC concern.

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Dispatch - Urgent deliveries

Dispatch - Urgent deliveries

The taxi driver sped through the darkness down a remote road, from a remote village. His passenger could not speak. His face strained in pain as he looked down at his knee, where his leg now ended because of a land mine. A third man, crouched in the back of the ragged Toyota hatchback held an intravenous fluids bag its tube inserted in the wounded man’s left arm.

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Stuff I read - NPR on photographer Seamus Murphy

Stuff I read - NPR on photographer Seamus Murphy

Nice NPR story on Irish-born, London-based photojournalist Seamus Murphy and his work in Afghanistan, a country he has photographed since 1994. Mr. Murphy is currently producing a film with multimedia production studio MediaStorm. Watch the stunning trailer of A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan.

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International Review of the Red Cross - Focus on Afghanistan

International Review of the Red Cross - Focus on Afghanistan

The International Review of the Red Cross has just published a two-volume edition on the Afghan conflict. These volumes are a valuable contribution to the rich Afghan policy debates taking place here in the US and in Canada almost ten years after Coalition forces invaded the country.

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Afghan civilians caught between sides need independent, impartial aid

Afghan civilians caught between sides need independent, impartial aid

International troops are withdrawing, local armed actors are multiplicating, security is deteriorating. As has been the case for decades, Afghan civilians are paying the price. Jacques de Maio, Head of Operations for South Asia, writes that the vulnerabilities of local populations, not diplomatic and political narratives, must dictate the humanitarian response. A point of view heard only too rarely these days.

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