Al Jazeera | October 10, 2018: Afghanistan’s government is trying new ways to help young men who fought with the Taliban. Some of them are as young as 12 and have been sentenced for offences such as attempted suicide bombing or possessing roadside explosive devices. Prison authorities are converting what were once cells into classrooms, using education and games
Tolo News: Afghanistan is expected to launch a nationwide measles vaccination campaign on Saturday, officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Thursday. Statistics show that over the past six months, 58 children died of measles across the country while 68 died last year. Click here to read more (external link).
Foreign Policy: In a Kabul clinic, staff struggle to help teenagers drafted by the Taliban. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 2016 noted that the Taliban had been training and deploying teenagers for a range of military operations, especially for the placement of IEDs. Emotional manipulation plays an important role in convincing the children to
IANS: During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported. The drive was launched after a fresh polio case was detected in Afghanistan in
Ariana: Abdullah, an underage boy who was from Jawzjan’s Darzab district said that IS or Daesh militants have kidnapped and held him at their main stronghold to sexually harass him. He said, there were about 50 children who were being used as sex slaves by Daesh leaders. Some of the displaced residents of Darzab district also
Ariana: This study is unique, it not only builds on previous studies, but looks at child marriage in Afghanistan from various angles, providing hence a comprehensive picture of this practice,” Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Faizullah Zaki said. The report findings showed that the security situation, poverty, deeply embedded beliefs and social norms
Tolo News: The U-15 national football team defeated Turkmenistan 3-0 in their fourth match in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournament in Uzbekistan on Saturday. The national team was defeated by Iran 0-1 this week. Afghanistan Football Federation says team Afghanistan will next face Uzbekistan in their last match in the tournament. The national squad
Khaama Press: According to [the] Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), the Afghan Under-15s performed well during their second match on Tuesday and managed to hit two goals during the first round of the match. This comes as the Afghan Under-15s football team had lost their inaugural match of the CAFA (Central Asian Football Association) Under-15s against Tajikistan.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U-15 Football Team left Kabul for Uzbekistan on Thursday morning to participate in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) tournament. The Afghan team, which won the cup in 2017, is hoping to bring the trophy home again this year. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 6, 2018 Three children have been killed and seven others wounded when two roadside mines exploded in residential areas in Afghanistan’s southern Ghazni Province. Arif Noori, spokesman for the governor of Ghazi, said on July 6 that the two separate incidents occurred on the same day in the remote Gilan