COVID-19: Protecting Hospitals, Healthcare Institutions and Protected Persons from Attacks is of Utmost Importance

“As countries around the world are focusing on their response to COVID-19, it is fundamental that hospitals and healthcare institutions, as well as the patients they host, are protected from attacks and that healthcare professionals are able to save lives without threat or harm,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and [...]

2020-05-12T18:11:16-04:00Tuesday, 12 May 2020|

Afghanistan: UN Official Calls to Include Children’s Rights, Needs in Peace Process

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC) welcomes the resolution on the peace process adopted by the Security Council on 10 March 2020 (SCR 2513) and calls for the inclusion of child protection and the specific needs and rights of children in the intra-Afghan negotiations throughout the peace process, a [...]

2020-04-09T10:08:26-04:00Monday, 16 March 2020|

Afghanistan: Spiral of Violence Gives No Rest to Children, Still the Most Impacted by War

Fourth Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan The deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan throughout the reporting period had an immense impact on children with over 14,000 grave violations verified in four years, reveals the fourth report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan. The [...]

2019-10-02T11:58:37-04:00Wednesday, 2 October 2019|

Child Casualties in Afghanistan: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Strongly Condemns the Attack

The UN leading advocate for the protection of children affected by armed conflict condemned the horrific attack that took place in Kabul on 1st July in which, according to preliminary figures, more than 100 of civilians have been injured or killed, including children. The attack claimed by the Taliban took place in a civilian-populated area [...]

2019-07-03T07:39:58-04:00Tuesday, 2 July 2019|

Afghanistan: Civilian Deaths from Conflict in 2018 at Highest Recorded Level – UN Report

Excerpts from a press release published by UNAMA KABUL, 24 February 2019 – More civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict last year than at any time since records have been kept, according to a United Nations report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office. The [...]

2019-02-25T11:09:58-05:00Sunday, 24 February 2019|

Children Among the Largest Casualties of Afghan Conflict Say Herat Religious Scholars

Original story by UNAMA HERAT – Child casualties from Afghanistan’s conflict are running at alarming rates, say religious scholars during a UN-backed seminar on human rights in the western province of Herat. Religious scholars, human rights activists, provincial and district authorities from Herat and surrounding areas gathered to discuss practical measures which communities can undertake to [...]

2019-01-11T10:45:37-05:00Friday, 11 January 2019|

Afghanistan: Street Theatre in Kandahar Promotes the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict

KANDAHAR - The importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in the ongoing conflict came to life during several UN-backed events in Kandahar and Kunduz in recent weeks. Hundreds of community members, including women and children, gathered in several districts of the southern province of Kandahar to watch theatrical performances organized by UNAMA’s regional [...]

2018-12-11T16:57:29-05:00Thursday, 22 November 2018|