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).
1TV: Afghanistan’s cricket star, Rashid Khan, has been appointed as a National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the world’s leading organization for children. UNICEF Afghanistan announced this as the world commemorates 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child this year. Rashid Khan has made rapid strides since his international
BBC News: War photographer Andrew Quilty travelled with the charity Save the Children across Afghanistan, capturing portraits of children whose lives have been devastated by conflict in the country. Across a series of portraits, the children describe stories of losing loved ones, physical injuries from mines, and having to flee their homes because of the fighting.
Afghanistan Times: A European country refused to issue visa[s] to an investigating team working on the allegations from female footballers over sexual abuse, officials confirmed. Jamshid Rasouli, spokesman of attorney general office said on Saturday that the two investigators need to travel to different European states and [conduct] interview[s] with the former female football players living
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 15, 2019 The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child. “Increasingly, the brunt of armed violence and warfare is being borne by children,” the