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17 Jul 2017 description
A total of 1,662 civilian deaths were confirmed between 1 January and 30 June – an increase of 2% on the same period last year, according to UNAMA. The number of civilians injured in the same period fell 1% to 3,581.
05 Jul 2017 description
As children across Afghanistan have become increasingly vulnerable, a series of UN-backed events in Herat province aims at raising awareness about dangers such as unexploded ordnance.
15 May 2017 description
Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, UNAMA preliminarily recorded 987 child casualties (283 deaths and 704 injured,) a 21 per cent increase in child deaths compared to the same period in 2016.
27 Apr 2017 description
In the first quarter of 2017, the UN Mission documented 2,181 civilian casualties - a high number, even if there was a four per cent decrease, compared to the same period in 2016.
06 Feb 2017 description
The report documents 11,418 conflict-related civilian casualties, including 3,498 killed and 7,920 injured. Of these, 3,512 were children - 923 dead and 2,589 injured, up 24% on the previous highest recorded figure.
02 Nov 2016 description
Throughout the past year, the province’s security situation has remained tense. The provincial capital was briefly overtaken by the Taliban in late 2015, and was attacked again last month.
29 Sep 2016 description
“The protection of women in conflict, the prevention of violence against women, the participation of women in conflict resolution and ... in preventing violent extremism are essential to sustainable peace,” said the UN.
25 Jul 2016 description
A UN report on Afghanistan published Monday stated that 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed in just the first six months of this year, of whom almost one-third were children.
14 Feb 2016 description
The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, with children paying a particularly heavy price.
29 Dec 2015 description
More than 100 families affected by the recent fighting in the Kunduz area received a variety of food and non-food items, including water containers and bedding materials, distributed with the support of the UN and its partners.
12 Dec 2015 description
The report provides a preliminary figure of 848 civilian casualties (289 deaths and 559 injured) that occurred in Kunduz province between 28 September and 13 October.
12 Apr 2015 description
In the first quarter of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period in 2014. The toll is likely to rise in the coming summer months.
18 Feb 2015 description
Increased ground engagements between parties to the armed conflict are behind the rise, according to the Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
06 Jan 2015 description
The joint government-UN aid effort, which includes the distribution of mainly non-food items and winter clothing, will benefit about 1,000 vulnerable families.
20 Dec 2014 description
Current projections indicate that 2014 will be the first year that the civilian casualty count will pass 10,000 civilian casualties since UNAMA began its reports.
09 Jul 2014 description
Ground combat among parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan surpassed IEDs as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to civilians in the first six months of 2014, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
17 Mar 2014 description
While the UN does not have a formal role in the electoral process, it is supporting authorities and the independent electoral bodies by providing advice on election-related matters.
08 Feb 2014 description
The rise in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan’s armed conflict in 2013 reverses the decline reported in 2012 and is similar to record high numbers of civilian casualties documented in 2011.
11 Nov 2013 description
Compared to last year, the funding dropped 25 per cent this year. Despite the past gains in de-mining, 4,500 areas are still contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war.
31 Jul 2013 description
An increased use of improvised explosive devices caused the majority of casualties, according a report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.