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Wednesday 31 July 2019

SAVE THE CHILDREN: ALL PARTIES TO THE CONFLICT MUST BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE KILLING AND MAIMING OF CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN

KABUL, July 31 – Yesterday’s UN Report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) lists some of the parties to conflict in Afghanistan as having committed grave violations against children.

Save the Children believes ALL parties are responsible for making Afghanistan one of the most dangerous places in the world for children.

Sunday 14 July 2019

THE INTRA-AFGHAN PEACE CONFERENCE SHOWS PROMISE, BUT WE NEED TO SEE BINDING COMMITMENTS THAT PROTECT CHILDREN

Save the Children welcomes the progress made by all parties attending in the Intra-Afghan Peace Conference in Doha, including commitments to reduce civilian casualties to zero and avoid attacks on schools, hospitals and other public institutions.

 

Onno van Manen, Save the Children’s Country Director in Afghanistan, said:

Monday 8 July 2019

At least 25 Children Hospitalised after Ghazni Car Bomb Attack

According to sources on the ground at least 25 children were among the estimated 50 civilians injured following a car bomb attack in Ghazni province today (Sunday, July 07, 2019). The children have been admitted to hospital, many with severe injuries to the head, neck or chest. Doctors tell us they are treating serious shrapnel wounds. The children were in school when the incident occurred. Their classroom was close the scene of the attack.

In a separate landmine explosion in Ghor province six children were also killed and one other injured. 

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Save the Children Statement on Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Children are once again paying the price for decades of conflict

 In response to the attack earlier yesterday (July 01, 2019) in Kabul, Afghanistan in which at least 50 children were injured, Onno van Manen, Save the Children’s Afghanistan Country Director issued the following statement:

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.

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