AP: The World Bank said this week that nearly half of war-torn Afghanistan’s 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million school-aged children are still out of school — despite massive investment in the country’s education sector. Click here to read more (external link).
By Ayaz Gul VOA News October 4, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The World Bank says almost half of Afghanistan’s 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million children are still out of the classroom despite massive investment in the education sector. The bank’s country director Sunday urged Afghan leaders to invest more in their people
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus out of 365 samples tested over the last 24 hours. The number of total cases is now 38,772, the total number of reported deaths is 1,425, and the total recoveries is 32,073. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Officials stopped three children being trafficked to Pakistan based on an unknown purpose. Hijratullah Akbari a spokesperson to Kunduz police said, the victims were between 10 years of age, they reside in the Charkh-Aab Area of the city. He added, these children were being trafficked to Pakistan while being caught by the police,
Ariana: In a new report by Save the Children, published on Wednesday and titled Protection Beyond Reach, the organization said that most unaccompanied children in Europe are from Afghanistan, while others are from Syria and some from Africa. The report stated that the total number of children arriving is likely to be much higher, with
BBC News: Two Americans attempted something unconventional. Lyricist Charlie Sohne and composer Tim Rosser created a musical about a subject even Afghans would consider too sensitive and unsettling – “bacha bazi” or “boy play”. The show has also faced criticism for promoting bacha bazi as a tradition that is accepted in Afghanistan. “Bacha bazi is
1TV: Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without their polio vaccine, United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
NBC News: In mid-July, reports emerged about Qamar Gul, 15, who says she gunned down two fighters with her father’s AK-47 weapon. Almost immediately, the story electrified some in Afghanistan, a country buffeted by decades of war. “Yesterday it was Malalai, today it is Qamar Gul,” said Turkmen, a student of political science, comparing her
Related This Afghan Girl Watched The Taliban Execute Her Parents. Then She Picked Up An AK-47 And Killed Two Militants Herself. Afghanistan teenager’s husband was among Taliban attackers she killed when family was targeted: report
By Roshan Noorzai, Khalil Noorzai VOA News | July 23, 2020 An Afghan girl who shot and killed two Taliban fighters after they reportedly killed her parents in Taywara district of central Ghor province has been relocated to the provincial capital, Feroz Koh, for her safety, according to Afghan officials. Qamar Gul, 15, said the incident occurred