AP: The education official said the person who orchestrated the poisoning had a personal grudge but did not elaborate. It is thought to be the first assault of its kind since the Taliban swept to power in 2021 and began to crack down on the rights of Afghan women and girls. Click here to read
8am: Reliable sources from Jaghori have informed Hasht-e Subh that on Monday, May 29, the Taliban warned the officials of educational centers in this district that they are not allowed to admit girls until further notice. The closed centers include those that offer English language, computer, and academic subjects. Click here to read more (external
Khaama: Afghanistan reported the third case of the poliovirus of 2023 as the health authorities detected it in Nangarhar province. A new polio case from the Nazyan district of Nangarhar province has also been reported, affecting a 30-month-old male child. With this, there have been three confirmed polio cases in the nation so far this
FP: Extremist curriculum is teaching children how to hate, not how to think. School in Afghanistan is mostly Kalashnikovs, suicide bombings, and the Quran. That’s the Taliban recipe for education. While Afghanistan’s ban of women and girls from public life, and especially the classroom, is a big part of the Taliban’s evisceration of freedom since
8am: The Taliban, who now control the Logar Directorate of Education, have recently converted a girls’ high school building in the Mohammad Agha district of the province into a religious school. They view this Taliban move as the initial official step towards eliminating girls’ schools in Logar province. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reported a 16% increase in malnutrition cases among children in Southern Helmand province and warned of the consequences of an escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. MSF, the international aid organization in a tweet on Wednesday, May 17, expressed concerns over a 16% increase in malnutrition cases among the children
Khaama: Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Afghanistan remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. The organization said in a statement that two-thirds of the country’s population is food insecure, including 875,000 children facing acute malnutrition and women and girls remain most at risk. Since the Taliban took control of the country in
Akmal Dawi VOA News May 12, 2023 WASHINGTON — As the pandemic-related remote work model fades in most parts of the world, women in Afghanistan have found the practice a potential remedy to the Taliban’s ban on women being employed outside the home. Women employed by the United Nations and other international aid agencies are often
Ariana: Global progress in reducing deaths of pregnant women, mothers and babies has flatlined for eight years due to decreasing investments in maternal and newborn health, according to a new report from the United Nations (UN). The report shows that over 4.5 million women and babies die every year during pregnancy, childbirth or the first
BBC News: Every day, 167 children die in Afghanistan from preventable diseases, according to the UN children’s fund Unicef – illnesses that could and should be cured with the right medication. It is a staggering number. But it’s an estimate. Click here to read more (external link).