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Afghanistan is facing an unfolding large-scale humanitarian crisis, as sanctions, designed to prevent money from going into the pockets of the Taliban, cut off aid to some of the country’s most vulnerable.

Dominik Stillhart from the International Committee of the Red Cross says doctors, nurses, teachers, and other roles have essentially gone without wages for five months.

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