Hospital on the Edge

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Despite worsening security, development continues at Mirwais Hosptial in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, where the International Committe of the Red Cross conducts training and assists the local staff, April 23, 2009. Mirwais is the main public hosptial serving five southern provinces. As security has deteriorated in the South, many international NGO's have pulled their staff from the area or shut down the regional office, stunting development in a region where it is badly needed.