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UN: 18.4 Million Afghans Require Life Saving Assistance

UN, 18.4 million Afghans need life saving assistance

KABUL – United Nations and Humanitarian partners in Afghanistan need 1.3 billion to assist 16 million Afghans who are in need of life-saving assistance. Afghanistan has been affected by decades of conflict, COVID-19, and natural disasters. UN stated on Tuesday, that the number of people targeted for assistance is more …

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Afghan Remain Optimistic About Peace Process Despite Obstacles

Afghans remain optimistic about peace process despite obstacles

MAIDAN WARDAK – Panelists in a series of UN-backed radio programmes across Afghanistan’s central provinces remain hopeful, despite all the many challenges and obstacles, that latest peace efforts will result in a final settlement ending decades of war. “Both sides should deliver on what the people of Afghanistan want: peace, …

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UNAMA: Violence Undermines Peace Efforts in Doha

UNAMA, violence in Helmand undermines peace efforts

KABUL – UNAMA on Thursday said that the increase of violence “only heaps further hardship and misery on ordinary Afghans and undermines efforts for progress and building bridges between parties at the historic Afghanistan peace talks in Doha.” UNAMA also said that the violence “unleashed in Helmand this week has …

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UNAMA: Helmand Fighting Dislocates 35,000 People

UNAMA, Helmand Fighting Dislocates 35,000 people

KABUL – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says the ongoing fighting in Helmand province over the past four days has left 35,000 people homeless. According to the statement by UNAMA, thousands of people have been displaced in Helmand over the past four days due to ongoing fighting …

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Security Council Agrees on 1 Year Extension of UNAMA

Security Council Extends UNAMA for 1 more year

KABUL – The UN Security Council has agreed to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year. Unanimously adopting the resolution, the 15-member council agreed to extend the mission’s mandate until September 17 next year. The council welcomed the start of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha and …

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UN: Afghanistan the Worst Place for Women and Children

UN, Afghanistan is the worst place for women and children

KABUL – The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Deborah Lyons, said Thursday Afghanistan remains the worst country for women and children. “Despite significant progress in the last two decades, Afghanistan remains one of the worst places in the world to …

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UNAMA: 3,458 Civilian Casualties Reported in 1st Half of 2020

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan

KABUL – The first half of 2020 witnessed fluctuating levels of violence impacting civilians in Afghanistan, with the United Nations documenting 3,458 civilian casualties (1,282 killed and 2,176 injured), according to a new report released on July 27. While the civilian casualty figures represent a 13 per cent decrease as …

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