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  • April 28, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Malnutrition Mounts in Afghan Province
    IWPR: Rising numbers of children in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar are suffering from malnutrition, according to local health officials, with more than 36,000 in need of assistance. Ahmadullah Faizi, head of public nutrition at Kandahar’s department of public health, told IWPR that their most recent figures, from December 2016, showed that 20,157 children were suffering from moderate malnutrition.      Full news...

  • April 24, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    U.N. Finds Torture Widespread in Afghanistan
    Reuters: Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a U.N. report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government. At least 39 percent of the conflict-related detainees interviewed by U.N. investigators “gave credible and reliable accounts” of being tortured or experiencing other mistreatment at the hands of Afghan police, intelligence, or military personnel while in custody.      Full news...

  • April 20, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Women Seek Refuge in Safe Houses
    IWPR: The beatings began soon after Zahra, now 22, was married off to a 75-year old man in exchange for a large bride price. “My father was blinded by money and he gave me in marriage to this man,” she told IWPR. “Every time my husband was violent to me, his family members used to tell me, ‘Your husband has these rights over you, you should put up with it.’      Full news...

  • April 16, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    25 cases of suicide attempts in three days in Afghan province
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Officials in Herat Hospital have reported that 25 people have been admitted in the hospital for suicide attempts in the past three days. Aziz ul Rahman Jami, head of the emergency department said that 90% of these people were women and all the people were below thirty in age. According to him, one woman lost her life and three people are in critical condition.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4 Children Killed, 7 injured in Kunduz Mortar Blast
    The Killid Group: Security officials in Kunduz reported that 11 children were killed or injured in a mortar explosion yesterday evening. Mahfozullah Akbari, spokesman for Spenghar 808 Zone, said that the incident happened in Chardara district in which four children were killed and seven others were injured.      Full news...

  • April 5, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child Labour in Afghan Coal Mines
    IWPR: Shir Ahmad, 12, spends all day working in the pitch darkness of a coalmine in the Dara-e Suf district of northern Samangan province. His face black with dust, he said he spent his time loading a donkey with coal to then transport to the surface. The work was dangerous, Ahmad explained, continuing, “Once a big piece of coal fell on my head and I was in bed for ten days.”      Full news...