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UN official raises concern over children’s security in Afghanistan | World News

Virginia Gamba, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, has raised considerations over the security of kids in Afghanistan saying that top ranges of violence endured by kids in Afghanistan are rising, a report mentioned.

“Afghanistan continues to be one of the most dangerous places for a child to live and grow. I am appalled by the continuing and rising high levels of violence endured by children in Afghanistan, including those caught up in combat,” the International Forum For Rights And Security (IFFRAS) mentioned in its report.

The midyear report of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is of additionally very excessive concern. It confirmed a major enhance in little one casualties between January 1 to June 30 this year.

Child casualties comprised about 32 per cent of all civilian casualties, of which 20 per cent have been boys and 12 per cent have been ladies. In numbers, these have been recorded as 1,682 little one casualties, a 55 per cent enhance as in comparison with the primary six months of 2020. Girl casualties almost doubled, marking the very best degree ever recorded by UNAMA, and boy casualties too elevated by 36 per cent, based on IFFRAS.

In July, the Fifth Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan, highlighted 6,473 grave violations in opposition to 6,131 kids throughout the two-year reporting interval from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020, with almost half attributed to the Taliban. The most prevalent violation remained killing and maiming.

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, had additionally rightly issued a warned the Taliban that the overwhelming majority of grave violations in opposition to kids have been “committed by the Taliban”. “I condemn the armed group’s practices and call upon the Taliban to swiftly take all measures to halt the increased recruitment and use of children and abide by national directives prohibiting the recruitment and use of children.” 

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