Foreign Policy: The unceasing conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed the institutions meant to protect children. “Nearly half of the children aged between 7 and 17 years old — 3.7 million — in Afghanistan are missing out on school,” according to the Afghan Central Statistics Organization’s figures in a UNICEF report published this month. Approximately 2.1 million
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, June 4 (Xinhua) — Three children were killed in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, the provincial government said in a statement Monday. The incident occurred in Shirullah Qala village of Haska Mina district on Sunday afternoon, the statement said, blaming the Islamic State (IS) militant group for planting the landmine
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 3, 2018 Almost 3.7 million children in Afghanistan are unable to go to school due to ongoing conflict, poverty, and discrimination against girls, the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. The figure, part of the Global Initiative On Out Of School Children report released on June 2, represents almost half
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 29, 2018 A group of children have set off an unexploded mortar round in a residential area in eastern Afghanistan, causing an explosion that killed a woman and two children. Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, says another seven children were wounded
Tolo News: The approval of ‘the law on prohibition and prevention of harassment against women and children’ was welcomed by human rights activists and parliament’s human rights and women’s affairs commission. The law has three chapters and 29 articles which is aimed to end women and children harassment in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News | April 23, 2018: Getting an education seemed impossible for some displaced children in the mountainous Afghan province of Bamyan. They and their families live in caves that dot the cliffs around the city. Due to a lack of identity documents, they cannot attend school. But, as VOA’s Zafar Bamyani discovered, a classroom
AlterNet: It is estimated that about half of children under five years of age are stunted due to chronic malnutrition, and up to 10 percent have acute malnutrition. More than half of Afghan children suffer mental and physical damage because they are poorly nourished in the first two years of life. Click here to read more
There’s a new library in Kabul, Afghanistan, but this one has wheels, part of a wider plan to promote reading and literacy for the children and teenagers of Kabul. As VOA’s Sayed Hasib Maududi reports, those who want to read a good book just need to look for the blue bus. Faith Lapidus narrates.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 21, 2018 Babies born in the world’s poorest countries face “alarming” risks of death, with the highest mortality rates occurring in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and sub-Saharan Africa, a February 20 report from the United Nations Children’s Fund said. Despite major advances in medical care, the report said that seven thousand newborns
VOA News Mohammad Habibzada February 4, 2018 WASHINGTON — Widespread unrest in Afghanistan has kept thousands of children from receiving polio vaccines, Afghan officials claim. “During each polio vaccination drive, we target about 6 million children,” Mir Jan Rasekh, head of the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Public Awareness Program, told VOA. “But due to unrest, fighting, and