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.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 28, 2019 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says militant attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure education for children in many parts of the country. The agency, which promotes education and children’s rights, said in a report on May 28
Ariana: Nearly four million children are deprived of education in Afghanistan, though President Ashraf Ghani vowed this year to improve the quality of education in the country. The Law on Protection of Child Rights was officially launched on Sunday by Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish and other government and non-government officials in Kabul. Speaking at
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News | April 18, 2019 Some information in this report came from Reuters. More than 1 million Afghan children, particularly in conflict-stricken regions of the country, were deprived of polio vaccinations in 2018 because of actions taken by Taliban and Islamic State militants, Afghanistan health officials tell VOA. “Overall, 1.2 million children
Ariana: At least seven children were killed and eight others wounded when an unexploded ordnance detonated in the eastern Laghman province late on Sunday, a local official said. Provincial governor’s spokesman Assadullah Dawlatzai told Ariana News that the incident took place while the children were playing outside their houses in Basram area in Mihtarlam city, the
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan, AFP: Samiullah, a 12-year-old from Faryab Province, lost both legs in a land mine explosion while carrying water to help his family. He’s just one of thousands of Afghan mine victims, and their numbers are rising steeply as the conflict with Taliban militants drags on. On International Mine Awareness Day
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 25, 2019 The United Nations confirmed Monday that ten children were among at least 13 civilians killed by a recent American military airstrike in northern Afghanistan. The deadly attack occurred early Saturday near the capital city of volatile Kunduz province where Afghan and U.S. forces were conducting a joint operation
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education on Saturday announced the start of the new school year and said that more than one million new students will be enrolled in at least 18,000 schools across the country. The ministry’s statistics show that at least nine million students are attending schools across Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).