Khaama: Disturbing reports over consecutive years have indicated a rising trend in maternal and infant mortality rates in Afghanistan. According to the latest United Nations report, there are 699 recorded deaths per 100,000 childbirths in Afghanistan. The United Nations Coordination Office (UNOCHA), citing Dr. Sahar, the Head of the United Nations Health Department in Afghanistan,
Al Jazeera: Yet, despite the ongoing crisis, Afghan health professionals – thousands of female workers among them – defy daily challenges to provide critical healthcare. With support from humanitarian agencies and donor partners, doctors, nurses, midwives, community health workers, vaccinators and others, the health workers bring life-saving care to millions of Afghans. Click here to
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 18, 2023 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations secretary-general Monday renewed his demand for Afghanistan’s Taliban to allow teenage girls to attend high school. “This is an unjustifiable violation of human rights that inflicts long-lasting damage on the entire country,” Antonio Guterres said on X (formerly Twitter). “Girls belong in school. Let them back
The Independent (UK): The US government has warned a Virginia judge that allowing an American Marine to keep an Afghan war orphan as his child risks violating international law. Marine Major Joshua Mast and his wife were accused of abducting the baby girl after her entire family was killed in a US special forces raid.
Khaama: Kamal ud-din Behzad Gallery in Herat, Afghanistan, has been closed by the Department of Promotion and Virtue of Taliban due to teaching calligraphy to two young girls, sources said. Officials at the Behzad Gallery in Herat have told the media outlets that the gallery’s door has been shut down by the Taliban’s Department of
Ariana: Officials in Badakhshan’s main hospital say that cases of malnutrition among children in the remote northeastern province have increased. According to them, in the past month, they have hospitalized more than a hundred children suffering from malnutrition, and cases are on the rise. “We admit severe acute malnutrition, which is accompanied by a disorder.
Ariana: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced that Afghanistan is one of the most weapons-contaminated countries in the world with all kinds of weapons, mines and unexploded ordnances, and children make up 85% of the victims of explosions in this country. This is while the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
8am: A disturbing incident has emerged from Faryab province, where a Taliban fighter coerced a 13-year-old girl into a marriage with his own brother-in-law, using the ominous threat of a firearm. The harrowing episode, captured on video and brought to light by Hasht-e Subh on Saturday, August 5th, exposes a sinister act committed by a
The Independent (UK): The local Taliban officials have reportedly banned girls over 10 years of age from attending primary school classes in some provinces of Afghanistan in its latest set of restrictions against female education. Officials from the Taliban-ruled Ministry of Education have told the principals of schools and short-term training classes in Ghazni province
8am: Local sources in Ghazni province report that the Taliban have engaged in a week-long spree of detentions, harassment, and torture of residents in the Nawur district of the province. According to credible sources from the province on Wednesday, August 2, the Taliban have indiscriminately beaten and abused several individuals, including women and children, in