KABUL – The United Nations in Afghanistan condemns today’s suicide attack in Kabul at an election-related facility that initial reports indicate claimed the lives of at least 31 civilians, with more than 50 others injured.
The incident is the latest in a spate of attacks that appear to deliberately target election-related facilities which have taken place since last week’s commencement of the voter registration process for the parliamentary and district elections scheduled for 20 October 2018.
SUROBI – Members of the women’s Shura in the Surobi district of Kabul are committed to work alongside local authorities and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to support women’s participation in forthcoming elections.
Speaking at a UN-backed forum aimed at strengthening partnerships between communities and local authorities on local development and peacebuilding efforts, the group stressed their determination to assist women in registering to vote and participating in the upcoming parliamentary and district October poll.
ADRASKAN – For upcoming parliamentary and district elections to be credible and successful, every Afghan must play their part, stressed participants of a UN-backed forum in the rural district of Adraskan in the western province of Herat.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) renews its call upon all parties to the conflict to increase efforts to protect civilians, as the number of civilians killed and injured by armed conflict in the first quarter of 2018 remained at the same high level recorded in 2017.
HERAT - At a UN-backed event in the western province of Herat, community leaders discussed improving ways to protect children from the impact of the armed conflict in Afghanistan.
Thousands of children in Afghanistan have been killed, injured and displaced during the last decade. In 2017 alone, 861 children were killed and 2,318 injured during the conflict, according to UNAMA’s latest Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.