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Kabul airport to be unavailable for humanitarian supplies

"Due to security issues and other problems it won`t be an option. At least for a week," Brennan said at a briefing.

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Geneva: The Kabul airport will be unavailable for humanitarian supplies for at least a week following the terrorist attacks, and international organizations are considering the possibility of using the international airport in Mazar-i-Sharif instead, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Emergency Director Rick Brennan said on Friday.

“Due to security issues and other problems it won`t be an option. At least for a week,” Brennan said at a briefing.

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The Mazar-i-Sharif airport is an alternative that is currently under consideration, the WHO official added.

According to UN estimates, there are currently about 100 foreign and 3,000 local staff in Afghanistan.

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