Act now to protect children affected by conflict. @UNAfghanistan @UNICEFAfg @UNAMAnews work with @childreninwar and other UN, international and national partners to build a more peaceful future for millions of children who deserve protection. #ActToProtect #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/6ZldH1UMnJ
— UN Afghanistan (@unafghanistan) April 17, 2019
Conflict-related violence continued to severely affect children throughout Afghanistan, with 3,179 verified cases of children killed and maimed in 2017.
Although the number of verified cases represents a 10% decrease in verified cases compared to 2016, casualty rates remain very high.