Save the Children Statement Following the attacks in Ghazni and Kundoz provinces
Responding to Sunday’s attacks that reportedly killed seven children and injured four more in the Afghanistan provinces of Ghazni and Kundoz, Save the Children's Country Director in Afghanistan Chris Nyamandi said, “We condemn the mortar attacks on homes that reportedly killed seven children and injured four more in Ghazni and Kundoz.
Once again, children are the innocent casualties of a conflict raging around them. The latest UN figures reveal that in the first nine months of 2020, there were nearly 6,000 conflict related civilian casualties, of which 553 children were killed and another 1,295 injured. That’s close to one-third of all the casualties.
Decades of conflict in Afghanistan has killed or maimed thousands of children, often leaving them with life-altering injuries that are both mental and physical. Many more have been robbed of their education and a chance to grow up in peace.
We call on parties to the conflict not to target civilians and agree a lasting and enduring peace so that future generations of Afghan children can grow up in a country free of violence and fear.”