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Red Cross reinforces Faizabad operations

Meanwhile, the ICRC has sent additional staff from the Afghan capital Kabul to reinforce its regular presence in the northeastern city of Faizabad, provincial capital of Badakshan, to assess and respond to the humanitarian needs of people displaced since fighting flared between the Taliban forces and the Northern Alliance around Taloqan (Takhar province) in August. The ICRC has been providing non-food relief - through the Red Crescent Society, ACTED and Shelter Now International - for over 10,000 IDPs around Faizabad and Taloqan since August, the agency stated on Friday.

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