RT published this video item, entitled “40 years of war and poverty create enormous humanitarian need – Red Cross president to RT” – below is their description.
As the UN warns of total collapse in basic services in Afghanistan, with nearly $600mn needed this year to prevent humanitarian catastrophe, RT speaks with Red Cross President Peter Maurer, who is currently in the country.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.