Afghan air strike targeting the Taliban kills dozens in Kunduz

Afghan officials say the air strike in Kunduz province killed at least 80 militants. Taliban denies its members were targeted, saying the attack killed and wounded 150 civilians. “Air capacity was used and bombed (the location), 80 people were killed including nine of their commanders, Qari Baryal and Saikh Abdul Aziz who were trained in Pakistan to …

Over 200,000 people displaced in Afghanistan since beginning of 2018

More than 200,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year due to conflict, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has said. A total of 206,615 people were displaced between January 1 and September 2, according to a report published late Tuesday. The figure is up …

Afghan suicide blast kills 68 in Nangarhar province

The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said on September 12, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holy day. The bombing on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar was the latest in a wave of deadly insurgent attacks which has claimed …

Nine children killed or maimed in Afghanistan every day: UN Children’s Fund

An average of nine children have been killed or maimed every day in Afghanistan so far this year, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, which describes the country as “the world’s most lethal warzone”. The report, entitled “Preserving Hope in Afghanistan: Protecting children in the world’s most lethal conflict”, accuses …

Afghanistan ‘a child protection crisis in a country already one of the worst places on earth to be a child’

“Today in Afghanistan, there are nearly 10 million children in desperate need of humanitarian aid. “Those least responsible for this crisis, are paying the highest price — including the children killed and injured in a series of atrocities in Kabul since last Thursday. “Again, today, I heard of more unsettling reports — of unaccompanied children …

UN Chief: Humanitarian Catastrophe Looming in Afghanistan

The U.N. secretary-general is warning that a “humanitarian catastrophe looms” in Afghanistan, where nearly half the population needs assistance to survive. “On the day Afghanistan enters a new phase I want to express my grave concern at the deepening humanitarian and economic crisis in the country and the threat of basic services collapsing completely,” Antonio …

Over 28,000 children killed in Afghanistan since 2005: UNICEF

Over 28,000 children have been killed in conflicts since 2005 in Afghanistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Friday in a press release, reports Tolo news online. According to UNICEF, Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005. ‘Afghanistan, for example, has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, …

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