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|

Afghanistan: SRSG CAAC Welcomes the Transfer of 50 Minors to Juvenile Facilities

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the transfer of 50 children detained on national security related charges from the maximum-security adult Detention Facility in Parwan (DFiP) to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center of Kabul province. The transfer, which took place on 7 November, is a result of [...]

2021-07-12T06:50:54-04:00Friday, 24 November 2017|

Afghanistan: Highest Number of Child Casualties in First Half of 2016

At a press conference in Kabul, (left) Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, and (right) Danielle Bell, Director, Human Rights Unit, UNAMA, present latest report on civilian casualties. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi.

2021-07-12T12:15:27-04:00Monday, 25 July 2016|

Two Years of ‘Children, Not Soldiers’ Campaign Bring Tangible Progress in Afghanistan

On 16 February, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and the Political Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmat Karzai, held a joint press conference in Kabul. ©UNAMA / Fardin Waezi

2018-11-08T15:46:11-05:00Monday, 21 March 2016|

Afghanistan Reiterates Commitment to end recruitment of children in security forces

In Herat, Leila Zerrougui visited a child protection unit located in the National Police (ANP) recruitment centre. She heard about its positive impact to prevent underage recruitment. There are currently 6 child protection units in Afghanistan. The Special Representative called for support to set up such units within ANP recruitment centres across the country’s 34 provinces. ©United Nations

2016-03-10T12:03:54-05:00Thursday, 25 February 2016|
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