Guardian: One in four Afghans has lost someone to violence in past year, says charity

Conflict has become so widespread in Afghanistan that one in four people have lost a relative or close friend to violence over the last year. The network of clinics and hospitals is also too small, weak and expensive to look after the victims of war and disease, and there is a dangerous lack of respect for the neutrality of healthcare providers by all sides in the fighting, which is costing lives.

The findings appear in Between Rhetoric and Reality, a report by Médicins Sans Frontières on Afghanistan's medical system after a decade of international aid.

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