May 12, 2022, Save the Children: KABUL, 9 May 2022 – 9.6 million children in Afghanistan are going hungry every day due to a dire combination of economic collapse, the impacts of the war in Ukraine and the ongoing drought, new figures released today show. Immediate food assistance is needed to save lives in the short-term, but aid alone is not enough to tackle the country’s worst hunger crisis on record, Save the Children said.
May 10, 2022, CNA: KABUL: About a dozen women protested in the Afghan capital on Tuesday (May 10) against the Taliban’s new edict that females must fully cover their faces and bodies when in public. Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a mandate over the weekend ordering women to cover up fully, ideally with the traditional all-covering burqa.
May 9, 2022, 8am: Following the reactions to the Taliban’s compulsory hijab, the Women’s Movement for Justice and Freedom has said that the Taliban have insulted all Muslim women and girls in Afghanistan with their baseless vague religious decrees. In a protest rally on Monday, they said that the Taliban are interfering in the most personal affairs of women by forcing them to wear the hijab.
May 9, 2022, Pixstory: A poll by an Afghan research organization shows that the majority of Afghans disagree with the Taliban’s values and way of governing. The popularity of the Taliban among the people is 7% in total. In this survey, 81% of people in Afghanistan’s cities and villages support women’s education and work. In this study, the Afghanistan Research and Analysis Organization interviewed nearly 10,000 Afghans in 2020 and 2021, according to which more than 77 percent of the population rejected the Taliban’s way of governing, especially its religious extremism.
May 7, 2022, Reuters: Afghanistan’s Taliban government ordered women on Saturday to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hardline rule and an escalation of restrictions that are causing anger at home and abroad. A decree from the group’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, said that if a woman did not cover her face outside home, her father or closest male relative would be visited and face potential prison or firing from state jobs.