The Guardian (UK): It’s nearly two weeks since Australian defence force chief Angus Campbell released the Brereton report, alleging war crimes perpetrated by Australians in Afghanistan. Two immensely difficult and challenging weeks not just for the ADF but for Afghan-Australians. Click here to read more (external link).
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska VOA News May 27, 2020 HERAT, AFGHANISTAN – Farhad Karimi’s eyes fill with tears as he recalls the events of August 1, 2017. It was a warm Tuesday evening and he was attending prayers in the Jawadia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, along with his 18-year-old brother and a college friend. Suddenly, a large
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 19, 2019 Almost two-thirds of Afghan children have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in the war-wracked country, the British-based Save the Children charity says. Children affected by the conflict lost a family member, witnessed battles or attacks, or sustained conflict-related injuries, the charity said in a report published on November 19.
The Guardian (UK): Human Rights Watch has raised alarms over the lack of mental health support in wartorn Afghanistan, where more than half of the population is experiencing psychological distress. The advocacy group said that, despite the high prevalence of psychological and mental health conditions, the Afghan government is failing to provide adequate help, with fewer than
1TV: Women are more vulnerable to the illness as the number of women who suffer from mental illness is double than that of men, said Wahidillah Mayar, a spokesman for health ministry. According to psychologists, there are 120 types of mental disorders, but Afghans suffer mostly from anxiety and stress. Click here to read more (external
The National (UAE): According to the International Psychological Organisation, 70 per cent of the country’s 37 million population is in need of mental health support… of the estimated 3,000 Afghan suicides every year, 80 per cent are women. Many Afghan girls are forced to marry young. From childhood, far too many face violence – or the threat
FC: According to Afghanistan’s Health Ministry, one in two Afghans experiences stress due to the war in their country, while thousands suffer from diagnosable illness including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, extreme anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Although some of these conditions can be inherited, beleaguered doctors have little doubt that four decades of armed clashes, suicide bombings, and
Ariana: According to an assessment of the Public Health Ministry (MoPH), due to conflict, poverty and unemployment about half of the Afghan citizens suffer from mental illness. About 12,666 people including children aged 4 to 15 have been interviewed in the research and it took two years to get completed. According to the research, most of the
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