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Afghanistan 2018-11-09T11:41:46+00:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

Photo: UNICEF Afghanistan

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.

2017 Verified Figures

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Cases of Recruitment and Use
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Child Casualties
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Children Killed
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Incidents of Denial of Humanitarian Access

News

2502, 2016

Afghanistan Reiterates Commitment to end recruitment of children in security forces

Thursday, 25 February 2016|

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