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The uncertain future for humanitarian aid workers in Afghanistan

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A Doctors Without Borders midwife examines a baby at the French NGO’s maternity hospital in Khost, south-east Afghanistan, August 2018. © JUSTINE GERARDY / AFP A Doctors Without Borders midwife examines a baby at the French NGO’s maternity hospital in Khost, south-east Afghanistan, August 2018. © JUSTINE GERARDY / AFP

Most of the humanitarian aid organisations until now active in Afghanistan say they want to continue with their missions following the Taliban takeover of the country. But that prospect faces major challenges, notably due to the volatile security situation, the uncertainty over the Taliban’s future policy towards them, and the collapse of Afghanistan’s banking system. Justine Brabant reports.

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