Ariana: More than 3.5 million children have been deprived of anti-polio vaccinations due to restrictions imposed by the Taliban in several provinces, the Ministry of Public Health claimed Saturday. The Ministry stated that the Taliban’s restrictions on the house-to-house vaccination campaign has increased from three to ten percent of homes in the last three years.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 19, 2021 As many as 10 million Afghan children are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organization said on January 19, calling for billions of dollars in aid. Save the Children said in a statement that more than 18 million Afghans, including 9.7
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s first “U16 Youth Championship” has begun, with six teams from provinces in the “Central Zone” of the country playing in Kabul. The competition started on Sunday with teams from Kabul, Bamiyan, Logar, Panjshir, Kapisa and Parwan province and will continue for a week. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports
Al Jazeera: Afghanistan has launched a nationwide campaign to administer the polio vaccine to nearly 10 million children under the age of five, the nation’s Public Health Ministry announced. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani has threatened to fire security chiefs in Balkh province if they fail to locate and rescue the abducted nine-year-old boy, Abdul Rauf. Abdul Rauf was kidnapped three months ago, by armed men in military uniforms, from PD4 of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2021 By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Pashtana Durrani Islamic education is already an integral part of Afghanistan’s so-called “secular” educational system, in addition to pure religious teachings at mosques, madrasahs, and Shariat faculties across the country. But the Education Ministry recently proposed a new policy approach in which Islam will become part of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 31, 2020 British-based charity Save the Children says more than 300,000 Afghan children are struggling to survive in freezing winter conditions without proper clothing and heating. The ongoing 19-year conflict there has forces thousands of children to flee their homes and seek shelter in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs),
Ariana: Mohammad Halim Fedayee, governor of Paktia province, said Monday the Taliban is using children in a conflict capacity on the battlefields – which is in violation of Islamic principles and international rules of war. According to Fedayee, the insurgent group is using children as suicide bombers and to carry explosives, among other conflict-based activities.
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 19, 2020 ISLAMABAD – UNICEF has struck a rare agreement with the Taliban in war-ravaged Afghanistan to establish thousands of informal schools in areas controlled by the Islamist insurgent group. The program will reach up to 140,000 Afghan boys and girls, said Sam Mort, the agency’s chief of communications, advocacy
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 8, 2020 The number of Afghan civilians killed in air strikes increased dramatically after the U.S. military relaxed its rules of engagement in 2017, according to a study by a U.S. university researcher that was rejected by the U.S. military as “one-sided.” The number of civilians killed rose from 250