More than 40,000 wounded in action have been treated in Afghanistan since June: Red Cross

More than 40,000 people injured during the battle in Geneva-Afghanistan have been treated in medical facilities supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), including 7,600 so far this month, aid agencies said Tuesday.

During the first 10 days of August, the ICRC treated 4,042 injured people. In short, the Taliban occupied a vast territory, including the capital Kabul, which has treated more than 3,500 people in the past week alone.

ICRC Secretary-General Robert Mardini reassured that the “catastrophic urban warfare” had been avoided in Kabul when the Taliban terrorists entered Kabul.

“Our medical team and rehabilitation center are hoping to accept patients for months or years as they recover from wounds from explosive devices scattered throughout the country. Many of them have been in the last few weeks. It was newly laid in, “he said in a statement.

“It’s painful to see our ward filled with children and young men and women who have lost their limbs,” he added.

The ICRC, which has been active in Afghanistan since 1987, has approximately 1,800 national and international staff, including a surgical team, said spokesman Florian Seriex.

Stephanie Nebehei