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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03487-N
Date : 08/2022
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Title : Afghanistan : 113,500 newborn Afghan babies, but how will they survive ?
Duration : 00:04:10
Director : DULLARD, Anita
Editor : SAMIMI, Mohammad Masoud
Person appearing :
CIPOLLA, Christine (direczor of operations Asia and Pacific, ICRC)
MARDINI, Robert (director general, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : To take immediate steps to save lives and keep health care facilities running in Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) started supporting 33 large hospitals in November 2021.
This enabled Afghan medical staff to resume providing quality care.
One very tangible outcome: more than 113,500 babies have been delivered in those facilities since January.
Over the last 10 months the ICRC has been paying the salaries of nearly 10,500 health professionals (around one third of whom are women) ; the fuel to run heating, power generators and ambulances; and for patients' food and medicines.
Despite their best efforts, humanitarian organizations don't have the capacity to meet the growing needs of the Afghan population. Without urgent international support and investment, millions of children, women and men face immediate life-threatening issues.
With more than half the population in need of humanitarian assistance and nearly 20 million people estimated to be acutely food insecure, what future can mothers and fathers see for their children and those 100,000 - plus babies born this year ?
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Afghanistan: 113,500 newborn Afghan babies, but how will they survive ?
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
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