Taliban ban WHO, Red Cross in Afghanistan, citing 'suspicious' activity

 

The Taliban terrorist organization have banned the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from operating in Afghanistan, citing “suspicious” activity.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was cited by Reuters as saying on Thursday that the militant group was no longer guaranteeing the security of the workers enlisted with some organizations, including the United Nations health body and the Red Cross.

Mujahid claimed the organizations had stopped complying with their agreements with the militants, while he alleged irregularities during the vaccination processes carried out by them.

“They are acting suspiciously during vaccination campaigns," he said.

Fighting across Afghanistan has created a "complex situation" and some charitable organizations are not operating in accordance with the situation, the spokesman vaguely explained.

ICRC spokesman Robin Waudo acknowledged the announcement and said they had suspended their activities in the country “due to the withdrawal of security guarantees."

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