Child Protection

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 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 8 November 2017

Press Release

For immediate release

Save the Children calls for end to corporal punishment in Afghanistan after death of a high school student

November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The reported incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Girl's Victim of Traditions

Mahjera, now 17 years old was forced to enter into early marriage three years ago. As a result, she had to drop out of school. She comes from a poor and traditional family. She is living in a very remote area of Kabul with her husband and in laws. Prior to her marriage, Mahjera was at 8th grade and earned the highest scores in her class and was very ambitious.

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Saving Children's Life in Emergencies

Obaid is in 2nd grade at school. He has a family of ten people. He lives with his mother and father and five sisters. He has two brothers as well. They are both married and live apart from them. He is the only wage-earner in his family.

Every day from 8:00 to 12:00 PM he collects cans and then sells them. This is the only source of income for their family. His father is 65-years-old and can’t work anymore.

He dreams to become a doctor so that he can serve the people living in the tents and also all people around the world.

“Now I am in 2nd grade, and I try to go to school. I like school so much though I am working during the day, but I try my best to review my lessons at night, and my father encourages me to study.

During the night when I write my homework, I put the handy light which Save the Children gave us in my mouth and I write. My father does not let me to sleep until I finish my homework, and I love that my father encourages me.

Some days ago the school officials told me that I should come to school with uniform, but when I told my father, he said he can’t buy uniform because he does not have money and can’t afford it.

Each morning until 12:00 PM, I collect cans, and so my clothes get dirty, and when I go to school the other students tell me how dirty my clothes are, and then I become sad. I bring water for my family from other houses.

I dream to become a doctor so that I can serve these people under tents and also all people of the world.”