Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 16, 2019 At least three police officers were killed and about 36 people, including 20 children, were wounded when a vehicle bomb exploded near a police station in eastern Afghanistan on October 16. The explosion near the police headquarters in the Alishang district of Laghman Province also partially destroyed a
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 9, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The United Nations said Wednesday recent U.S. airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities in Afghanistan that killed more than 30 civilians, including children, were “not lawful.” The casualties occurred last May in western Farah and adjoining Nimroz provinces where the U.S. bombed more than 60 sites, identifying
1TV: Every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war in their country, an aid agency said as the conflict turned 18. In a statement, Save the Children said that an estimated 20 million children wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s youth Muay Thai team won a bronze medal at the Youth World Championships in Turkey, and a gold and silver medal in a Muay Talay competition. The event was hosted by the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 4, 2019 The worsening security situation in Afghanistan over the past four years has led to over 14,000 “grave violations” against children, including nearly 3,500 deaths, a UN report says. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “the alarming level” of grave violations committed by all parties and the fact that children
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: At the Tagab settlement in Kabul, hundreds of families displaced by conflict and drought live in grinding poverty. The job of bringing home food often falls to the children, who are forced to sift through garbage dumps in search of scraps or anything of value to sell.
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).