Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding resumption of activities by the Red Cross in Afghanistan

Post via Islamic Emirate October 12th 2018

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, in accordance with its stated policy, allows all those humanitarian NGOs to operate inside the country that provide aid to the oppressed and war-torn people of Afghanistan and especially victims of war without following political partisanship and in line with principles of international humanitarianism. These NGOs, in accordance with their own stated policies, must organize their aid in a manner that focuses on relieving those in true need instead of spending on trivial and exhibitory matters.

The Islamic Emirate had a number of concerns about the operating methods of International Committee of Red Cross in Afghanistan. As the ICRC failed in addressing these concerns, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announced on the 14th of August 2018 the cancellation of a security agreement with ICRC through which they operated with complete immunity throughout Afghanistan. Following the cancellation of security agreement by the Islamic Emirate, the International Committee of Red Cross suspended its activities and asked to come to an understanding with the Islamic Emirate.

A two-day moot took place between the officials of Islamic Emirate and ICRC in Doha, the capital of Qatar, after which the International Committee of Red Cross vowed to take effective steps to address the concerns of Islamic Emirate and both sides came to an agreement about the activities of International Committee of Red Cross in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, through this statement, announces that the security agreement with the International Committee of Red Cross that was cancelled earlier is once again reinstated and calls on all Mujahideen to grant access to activities of ICRC and provide security for the personnel and equipment of this organization.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

02/02/1440 Hijri Lunar

19/07/1397 Hijri Solar                  11/10/2018 Gregorian

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a former Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development (Distinction). Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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