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Monday 4 November 2019

Jasmine Jahromi, Deputy Country Director of Save the Children, said:

Save the Children continues to be outraged by the number of children killed and wounded throughout Afghanistan by acts of extreme violence, following the tragic deaths of nine children killed by a roadside bomb on their way to school in Takhar province on Saturday. The killing and maiming of children must stop immediately and perpetrators of such acts must be held accountable.

 

Sunday 20 October 2019

Meet Rahima, Community Social Worker with Save the Children Afghanistan…

In Afghanistan, the poverty rate has risen from 36% in 2012 to 55% in 2019 and approximately two million people lack reliable and consistent access to food. Last week, the world recognized the importance of addressing issues of poverty and hunger through the observance of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, International Day of Rural Women, World Food Day, and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Thursday 10 October 2019

Nayima’s Story

“We could never talk about attending school or getting an education with my father since he was very strict about it and he believed that girls should not study” recalled Nayima.

Monday 7 October 2019

18 Years Of Conflict: Every single Afghan child affected by war

As of today,every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war and conflict in their country, Save the Children said in statement today. October 7th marks 18 years since the start of the conflict between the coalition forces and the Taliban.An estimated 20 million children[i] wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools or homes.

 

Wednesday 31 July 2019

SAVE THE CHILDREN STATEMENT FOLLOWING ROADSIDE EXPLOSION IN FARAH PROVINCE ON WEDNESDAY WHICH KILLED DOZENS OF WOMEN & CHILDREN

KABUL, July 31  

 

Onno van Manen, Country Director of Save the Children, said:

“We understand dozens of women and children travelling on a bus in Farah Province were killed in a roadside explosion. Save the Children is saddened and appalled by this senseless loss of life. Unfortunately, this is all too common in Afghanistan. Just in the past month hundreds of children have been killed or injured as a result of explosive weapons.

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