Sunday 14 July 2019


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.

Monday 25 March 2019

Education for Everyone

By: Abdul Wasay Hewadmal

Koran Larkhabi is a new village in the center of Kunduz Province in north of Afghanistan, which was established by Internal Displaced People (IDPs) from Asqalan village due to the ongoing conflicts. Approximately 300 families residing in this new village are faced with many challenges such as lack of educational facilities and health care centres. The community has requested the local government and authorities several times to provide them with educational and other life opportunities, but no positive response has been received. This village is 4.5 km away from the government school located in the neighbouring village, which is a long distance for the children to walk. Based on these problems, and an assessment conducted by Save the Children in the villages of Kunduz with a high number of IDPs, three community based classes were established. These classes have approximately 123 registered students attending classes. The students were provided with all the necessary school materials.