Thursday 16 May 2019

AFGHANISTAN: 8 in 10 child deaths from war caused by explosive weapons over two-year period

Children are twice as likely to be killed by rockets, grenades and mortars than adults; new analysis by Save the Children shows.

KABUL, May 16 - Explosive weapons were the cause of death in 84 per cent of child conflict fatalities in 2016 and 2017 – the only years for which the causes of death is publicly available. In contrast, 56 per cent of civilian adult deaths were caused by explosive weapons over the same periodi. Compared with adult casualties, children were twice as likely to be killed by mortars, rockets and grenadesii.

Monday 25 March 2019

Education for Everyone

By: Abdul Wasay Hewadmal

Koran Larkhabi is a new village in the center of Kunduz Province in north of Afghanistan, which was established by Internal Displaced People (IDPs) from Asqalan village due to the ongoing conflicts. Approximately 300 families residing in this new village are faced with many challenges such as lack of educational facilities and health care centres. The community has requested the local government and authorities several times to provide them with educational and other life opportunities, but no positive response has been received. This village is 4.5 km away from the government school located in the neighbouring village, which is a long distance for the children to walk. Based on these problems, and an assessment conducted by Save the Children in the villages of Kunduz with a high number of IDPs, three community based classes were established. These classes have approximately 123 registered students attending classes. The students were provided with all the necessary school materials.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Education Prevails over violence

Rana is ten years old and studies in the first grade at the CBE class in Daman district of Kandahar province.

Monday 1 October 2018

From Street to Orchestra

Razia is 13 years old, and a student in grade six at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) where she also studies music.

Wednesday 24 January 2018


“Save the Children can confirm that the security incident affecting our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is still ongoing. Our primary concern remains to secure the safety of all of our staff. In response to this all of our programmes across Afghanistan have been temporarily suspended and our offices are closed. Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in. Our humanitarian work in Afghanistan reaches almost 1.4 million children.