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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.

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. 

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