Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 children of Afghanistan

Afghan childrenphoto: Sally Sara
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Tue. May 1, 2018

-
A woman from Daikundi, a province in the center of Afghanistan, has walked almost 10 hours carrying her infant to reach to the center of the province to attend university entrance exam. Jahantab became famous after a lecturer published her photo on social media which showed her sitting on the ground, having her baby in ...
The father of 12 children and husband to two wives had exhausted all means to provide for his family and hardship seemed just too much to bear. ... One quarter of all returnees know they cannot return to their home villages Mohammad Afshar is not an isolated case: more than 100,000 Afghan IDPs and ...

The father of 12 children and husband to two wives had exhausted all means to provide for his family and hardship seemed just too much to bear. ... One quarter of all returnees know they cannot return to their home villages Mohammad Afshar is not an isolated case: more than 100,000 Afghan IDPs and ...
But 3.5 million other school-age children will miss out due to school closures, grinding conflict and poverty. Afghanistan's general literacy rate is one of the lowest in the world - just 36 per cent, according to the Afghan National Association for Adult Education. As many schools resumed classes on Saturday, ...
After graduating from Britain's prestigious University of Oxford, she set up Kabul's first mobile library to let some of Afghanistan's 3.5 million out-of school children - mostly girls - listen to stories and pore over picturebooks. "When I was a child, I did not have the opportunity to go to a library and read the ...
Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said that 1396 marked one of the deadliest years for civilians in Afghanistan. ... According to the AIHRC, from tens of thousands of civilians either killed or wounded during the violence, 2,000 of the victims were Afghan children.

The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling out Afghanistan's most powerful by depicting people killed by warlords in giant murals in public places. They have been threatened on social media, ...
A woman sits on the floor of a classroom, nursing her baby while simultaneously taking a high-stakes exam, as dozens of other students around her do the same. The extraordinary scene, set in a private university in Afghanistan's Daykundi province, was captured in a compelling photo that went viral on ...
Eleven students were injured when an attacker detonated explosives in a classroom in Kabul on Sunday. “As inhumane as this cowardly attack is, we continue to see similar attacks on schools. Afghanistan's children are becoming innocent victims of the escalating conflict,” said NRC's country director in ...
Its name is Charmaghz, the Dari word for Walnut, and it's a library on wheels - the first such enterprise in Afghanistan's war-battered capital. ... According to Save the Children, nearly a third of all Afghan children are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed ...
Its name is Charmaghz, the Dari word for Walnut, and it's a library on wheels - the first such enterprise in Afghanistan's war-battered capital. ... According to Save the Children, nearly a third of all Afghan children are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labour, recruitment by armed ...
A library on wheels, the blue bus of Kabul is giving children in war-torn Afghanistan the opportunity to read. ... According to Save the Children, nearly a third of all Afghan children are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage, and other ...
The wood-paneled elevator that ferries guests up to “Flight” at the McKittrick Hotel rises at a languid pace, and the tinny, piped-in music sounds like something out of a speakeasy. Atmospherically, it seems an awkward match with the show you've come to see, about a pair of Afghan child refugees crossing ...
Less than a year ago, CW3 Kaylan Harrington, Maryland Army National Guard Unit- Special Operations Detachment (stationed out of Towson), deployed to a small camp south of Kabul, Afghanistan and immediately saw a need. Since the drawdown of troops, most of the non-governmental funding to local ...
Afghan health officials said religious clerics, local elders and other leaders have been influential in convincing the armed groups opposing the vaccination — particularly the Taliban — to let the children receive the vaccine. They admit, however, that anti-polio campaigners are facing occasional problems.
Decades of violence in Afghanistan have left my generation with the difficult task of ridding our society of its legacy: warlordism, criminality, corruption ... Last month, the government signed a new Child Protection Policy, launched with support from our U.S. allies, who agree that such crimes are intolerable.
The abuses include the routine enslavement and sexual abuse of underage boys by Afghan military commanders. Senator Patrick Leahy wrote a law requiring the Pentagon to stop funding foreign military groups who commit human rights abuses. But in Afghanistan, that has not happened. INSKEEP: The ...

Afghan officials say six children and an adult civilian were killed when a rocket hit their home in Ghazni Province on January 26. State authorities and Taliban militants blamed each other for the deaths. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the rocket was fired by the Taliban after security ...
A report by an independent government watchdog out this week shines a light on a very troubling aspect of U.S. military policy in Afghanistan. The report lists 5,753 cases of what it describes as gross human rights abuses by Afghan forces. Many of those abuses involve the routine enslavement and sexual ...
JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Five Islamic State gunmen stormed the Save the Children office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad after an explosion on Wednesday, killing five people and wounding dozens in a 10-hour siege, officials said. The assailants were killed. Save the Children, a global charity ...
“The full extent of child sexual assault committed by Afghan security forces may never be known,” the report from Sigar said. But two-thirds of the ... There is a tradition in Afghanistan of sexual abuse of young boys, with targets often made to dress in women's clothes and dance. But until the 2015 report in ...
PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has raised serious concerns and sought an explanation from the Afghan refugees' commissioner after the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) introduced a controversial syllabus for school children at the refugee camps.
I want all the girls in Afghanistan to know that they can do anything boys can do.'' Madina is one of 12 refugee and asylum-seeking children in Europe who star in a new project that lets their imagination run free. In The Dream Diaries, the youngsters reveal their hopes and dreams from the safety of their new ...
The Afghan diplomat thanked the government of Pakistan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their efforts to reunite the child with his family. "The Government and people of Afghanistan have deeply appreciated Pakistan's efforts for taking good care of the destitute Afghan child and his safe reunion with his ...
Abbasi was born in Iran after her Afghan parents fled the Taliban in Afghanistan. Six years ago, Abbasi, her two brothers and mother ... Abbasi children and dragged the family to a Norwegian jail. "That's how Norwegian authorities deal with refugee children," the family's lawyer, Erik Vatne, told ABC News.
John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support — the NATO advise-and-assist mission in Afghanistan — said international forces and the United Nations will provide training and assistance “to see that the child protection is fully embedded into Afghan military operations.” The policy details procedures ...
Boyle, his wife Caitlan, and their three children were rescued last year in Pakistan, five years after the couple was abducted by a Taliban-linked militant group while on a backpacking trip in neighboring Afghanistan. The children were born in captivity. A hearing on the case was scheduled for Wednesday in ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — On visiting days in the women's wing of Pul-e-Charki prison in Kabul, Najia Nasim would regularly see a little girl named Dahlia waiting outside her mother's cell, standing up straight, wearing a small backpack. Inside the backpack were all of the girl's clothes and a few personal ...
Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has exploded in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh, killing six shepherd children. Mohammad Karim, the governor of Balkh's Dawlat Abad district, said the children were watching a herd of animals when one child stepped on the improvised explosive device that ...
But Ms. Shepherd-Johnson, the Unicef official, said their plight was “an area of concern for Unicef here in Afghanistan and in other countries, too.” She referred questions about what was being done for such children to the Afghan official in charge of the issue, Wahidullah Jahadi, the Child Act project ...
An Afghan official says four children were killed in a remote area in central Ghazni province during a fierce battle between government forces and the Taliban. However, residents of the Deh Yak area where the fighting took place on Wednesday brought the bodies of the children to the provincial capital, ...
17 (Xinhua) -- Six children sustained injuries in a blast that occurred in Shah Walikot district of the southern Kandahar province on Saturday, local media reported ... Landmines and unexploded devices left over from the past wars kill and maim more than 50 people every month in the conflict-hit Afghanistan.
Afghan authorities with support from UNICEF and WHO are to vaccinate thousands of children in Shahwalikot starting Monday. ... Afghanistan and Pakistan officially are now the only two nations across the globe to have reported wild polio virus cases so far this year, though the numbers of cases have ...
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Six children have been wounded as a result of a bomb explosion in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, a source said on Saturday. Samsullah, a relative of the victims, told Pajhwok Afghan News the unexploded landmine went off in the Tabcha area of the district ...
Hammond addressed the students, village leaders, and Afghan officials who attended the event and said the school supplies that had been handed out came from children in America as a gift of friendship and peace to the children in Afghanistan. “Michael loved kids,” Kelley said. “He had illustrated a ...
JALALABD (Pajhwok): A bomb blast killed a child scavenger and injured three other people, including a woman, on Thursday in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast happened in Shadal area of Ghanikhel district at ...
Afghanistan has revived an old and long-outlawed practice of men buying young boys, dressing them as dancing girls to be used as sex slaves for American-armed Afghan security forces. The boys are ... Ivanka Trump is right when she says “there's a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” ...
Nicholson on children and armed conflict – a first for the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan – has been an active interlocutor helping inform the development of the Afghan child protection policy and bringing additional focus to the effort within Resolute Support. “NATO policies and guidelines to embed child ...
AHRRAO, which has been operating in Afghanistan's northern provinces since 2010, carried out its study into child abuse between June and August 2017. Researchers interviewed a total of 906 children from five districts in Balkh, including Nahr-e-Shahi, Balkh, Dehdadi, Sholgarah, and Khulm.
10 blast in Nangarhar province, and Afghan officials who visited the site, said the truck was hit by an American airstrike shortly before 5 p.m. Relatives expressed horror that U.S. ground forces and surveillance aircraft could have mistaken the passengers, who included women and children riding in the ...
In Afghanistan, a Struggle to Leave No Woman or Child Behind ... The Secretary-General is visiting Afghanistan to show solidarity with the Afghan people – backing an Afghan-led peace process and supporting the communities most ... She is mentally ill and doesn't recognize her children, which is painful.
The girl has never committed a crime, but her mother, Shirin Gul, is a convicted serial killer serving a life sentence, and under Afghan prison policy she can keep her daughter with her until she turns 18. Meena was even conceived in prison, and has never been out, not even for a brief visit. She has never ...
In a brief section in its July 31 quarterly report, SIGAR noted, "Afghan officials remain complicit, especially in the sexual exploitation … of children by Afghan security forces. ... If the U.S. military cannot refrain from bankrolling child rape, then the U.S. should not be in Afghanistan. Bacha bazi is not the only ...
C., sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asking him to declassify a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) about the abuse. ... Nicholson is the first commander there to hire a special adviser, Swen Dornig, to focus on protecting Afghan children.
Shakeb is just one of more than 62,000 children screened for malnutrition in rural Kandahar and Kandahar city and nearly 6,500 children admitted into Medair ... MCC's partnership with Medair, an organization with years of experience in the region, is vital to earning access into Afghan communities.
I brought all 13 members of my family to the US but soon returned to work with Afghan refugees.” Resolving to educate men, women and children, Sakena began 80 secret schools in Afghanistan. The children would be taught using participative methodology by teachers trained by Sakena. Education wasn't ...
An Afghan boy who was held as a child sex slave walks with a relative at a unidentified location in Afghanistan. (AREF KARIMI/AFP/Getty Images). The office of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has accused the Defense Department of having sought to block an outside investigation into allegations of child sexual ...
The projects approximately worth 8.6 million USD and 9.1 million USD, respectively, will help to procure the vaccines to protect 10.3 million children against polio, reach 1.37 million children with routine immunization and 2.5 million women of child bearing age in Afghanistan, and improve the livelihood of ...
The Pentagon tried to block an independent assessment of child sex abuse crimes committed by Afghan soldiers and police, instead insisting on the ... by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is thought to contain a much more detailed accounting of the problem's severity.
Most of the victims were civilians and a child was among the dead, said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema, who ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

  asia
    afghanistan
     people
       children

Afghans:
       activists
       bacha bazi
       children
       journalists
       men
       refugees
       religious
       warlords
       women

cross-references for
children: