Taliban announce ban on Red Cross, WHO in Afghanistan


KABUL -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Thursday (April 12) said it had suspended work in Afghanistan after the Taliban announced a ban on the humanitarian group and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to a Taliban statement, the ICRC had not "acted upon its agreements" with the Taliban.

The Taliban also accused the WHO of "suspicious movements" during a vaccination campaign.

As a result, the Taliban have "decided to ban the operation of these two organisations across the country until further notice," the militants said, noting they would not guarantee health workers' safety.

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