Afghanistan: German NGOs struggle as suffering grows
24 October 2021 | 11:39 am
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan two months ago, the situation in the country has deteriorated and a hunger crisis looms. German aid organizations that could alleviate the suffering are facing massive hurdles.
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