8am: For the elite and the middle class in Afghan society, the rule of the Taliban and the loss of rights and freedoms may be the most significant issue in Afghanistan at present, but for the poorer segment of society, bread is a more pressing concern. Perhaps the hungry do not contemplate freedom. Poverty has
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 12, 2024 A sharp drop in foreign aid to Afghanistan has heavily impacted that country’s public health-care system, exacerbating “malnutrition and illnesses resulting from inadequate medical care,” Human Rights Watch said in a new report published on February 12. HRW also said Taliban restrictions on women and girls have impeded access to
Ariana: Afghanistan has fallen 12 places to 162nd position in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2023 compared to the previous year, Transparency International said in a report released Tuesday. Afghanistan has scored 20 out of 100 in the new index, ranking 162 out of 180 countries and territories. Last year, Afghanistan stood at the
8am: Credible sources within aid organizations working closely with residents of Jawzjan, Faryab, and Samangan provinces report that during this period, 68 infants and children under the age of five, approximately 70% of whom are girls, have been sold by families due to poverty, unemployment, and domestic violence, each fetching between 50,000 to 70,000 Afghanis.
8am: The Taliban’s treatment of applicants has consistently been inhumane and devoid of dignity. Taliban fighters, who have lived for years in mountainous areas away from human societies, lack the understanding of establishing communication with people and managing them. What these fighters have learned is warmongering in the harsh mountain fields. Now that some of
8am: Applicants are risking their lives to obtain passports at a time when, according to global assessments, Afghanistan’s passport was recognized as the “most worthless passport” in the world in 2023. Most people view the sacrifice of people with their lives for the world’s most worthless passport as a sign of dissatisfaction with the Taliban.
Khaama: According to reports, on Saturday January 20, thousands of Afghan trucks were waiting on both sides of the Torkham border for passage. Many of these trucks are carrying goods such as fruits and vegetables which are perishable and will resulted in significant financial losses for both the countries traders, amounting to millions. Click here
Khaama: Research from an institute shows that unemployment and family debt have gone up in many areas of the country in the last two years under the Taliban government. According to the findings of this center, the unemployment rate among men has increased to 31 per cent and among women to 8 percent in Afghanistan.
Khaama: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in its latest report has highlighted that the needs of 40% of children in Afghanistan are unmet, emphasizing that one-third of children in the country are engaged in laborious work. The agency reported on Wednesday, that many children have been forced into arduous labour by their families due to
8am: The organization identified child labor, sexual exploitation, high dropout rates, and migration as severe violations of children’s rights. Specifically, the report underscored that the Taliban’s prohibition on girls’ education exposes many girls to egregious forms of violence, including honor killings, underage marriages, and heightened instances of family violence. Designated violators of children’s rights in