By Ron Synovitz & Freshta Jalalzai Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 KABUL — Mohammad Wali was just 12 years old when his widowed mother began arranging his marriage to a 24-year-old woman from their village in Ghazni Province. “I don’t want to be married,” the young Afghan boy is said to have pleaded
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U16 National Football Team will face Uzbekistan in their fourth match of the CAFA U16 Championship in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The match will start at 5:30pm Kabul time on Tuesday. On Monday, the Afghan side defeated the powerful Iran 1-0. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News: What does a child bride bring to a marriage — a dowry, social status, domestic labor, business connections? What is her value to two families, the one she leaves and the one she joins? And what is the cost to the girl? Early marriage doesn’t happen in only one region or in one religion.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U16 National Football Team will face Iran in their third match of the 2019 CAFA U-16 Championship in Tajikistan on Monday. Afghanistan got a 2-2 draw in their first match against Kyrgyzstan but defeated Turkmenistan 1-0 in the second match on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A children’s hospital in Kabul is reporting a large increase in patients experiencing respiratory problems as smog and pollution continue to blight the Afghan capital. Kabul, which has seen its population rise rapidly in recent years, currently ranks fourth in a global pollution index.
Tolo News: New figures by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) indicate that 596 civilians were killed and 1,892 others were wounded in clashes between government forces and the Taliban and other attacks by militants in Afghanistan since the beginning of the current solar year which coincides with March 21, 2019. The CEO of the AIHRC,
The New York Times: … 2017 graduating class saw 60 of 65 graduates accepted to Afghanistan’s public universities, a 92 percent college entrance rate. Two-thirds of those accepted were girls. A couple of years earlier, 97 percent of the graduates went to college. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Based on statistics, half of Afghanistan’s population are below the poverty line. “Two million children are affected by the severe malnutrition in Afghanistan,” said Wahidullah Mayar, the Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Save the Children’s annual Global Childhood Report released on Tuesday shows that two out of five children are not in school in Afghanistan. The report says that Afghanistan is ranked 157th among 176 countries on children’s access to health care, education, nutrition and protection – as well as child labour, child marriage, displacement due
May 28, 2019: Years of war and poverty have had a devastating effect on Afghanistan’s healthcare system. The country’s largest children’s hospital treats up to 1,200 patients every day. But children need to share beds and a lot of the equipment doesn’t work. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.