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International Caritas sends team to Pakistan to aid Afghans

The church's confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis, is sending an emergency-response team to Pakistan to provide aid during the exodus of Afghan refugees.

The eight-person team is made up of European and US medical and operational professionals who have dealt with humanitarian crisis situations in the past, the Vatican-based organization said on Monday.

The Caritas response came as refugee experts around the world warned of a growing crisis in Pakistan, which is already home to tens of thousands of Afghans who have fled their country in recent years.