Afghanistan unlikely to improve in 2011: Red Cross

The head of ICRC says humanitarian situation in Afghanistan worsened in 2010.

Geneva: The head of the international Red Cross says the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan worsened this year and is unlikely to improve in 2011.

Jakob Kellenberger says the spread of violence to more parts of the country has forced the International Committee of the Red Cross to open five new offices in Afghanistan since 2009.

The aid group expects Afghanistan to be the single biggest item in its USD 1.2 billion budget for next year.
Kellenberger says only "a political solution" can improve the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan ten years after the US-led invasion to topple the Taliban.

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