RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan | November 26, 2018: Twelve-year-old Ada from the Afghan capital, Kabul, polishes shoes to support her siblings and her parents who cannot work because of poor health. She is one of an estimated 1.9 million child laborers in Afghanistan.
1TV: Twelve infants have died in a hospital in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Panjshir province due to lack of oxygen, police said Monday. Mohammad Ishaq Tamkin, the provincial police chief, told 1TV that that the incident happened in Anaba district. Click here to read more (external link). Related and other Health News Mysterious Outbreak Kills 12 Newborns In
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Mohibullah can’t walk, and his parents can’t afford a wheelchair for him. But this 9-year-old in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province is determined to go to school, no matter what.
Lisa Schlein VOA News October 24, 2018 GENEVA — As another World Polio Day comes around, the World Health Organization reports three polio endemic countries— Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria — hold the key to the global eradication of this crippling disease. About one-half million children were becoming paralyzed by polio every year when the World Health
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