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10 Dec 2012 description

HONOR MARTYRED WOMEN LEADERS, HOLD CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE

KABUL, 10 December 2012: Insurgent groups, criminal gangs and other armed actors have assassinated many Afghan women leaders but the Afghan Government and its U.S.-NATO allies have either failed or shown no willingness to hold the perpetrators accountable.

18 Apr 2011 description

London, UK, April 18, 2011 -- Fourteen humanitarian and human rights organisations have this week called on the states implementing the “no-fly zone” in Libya to commit to recording and reporting on civilian casualties in that country.

Their call comes in an open letter (text below) sent to all members of the UN Security Council, the Arab League and the African Union.

16 Mar 2011 description

Kabul, 16 March 2011: As war-related civilian casualties in Afghanistan hike to unprecedented levels since 2002, so are the communication shows by some Afghan and international entities in distorting facts and figures to serve their political and strategic purposes.

09 Feb 2011 description

Kabul, 9 February 2011: About 739 children lost their lives in the conflict-related security incidents in Afghanistan from 1 January to 31 December 2010, according to figures compiled in an annual report of Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM).

The report /Civilian Casualties of War 2010,/ released on 1 February 2011, said in total over 2,421 civilian Afghans were killed in the war last year out of which 30 percent were children (under-18).

A majority of the children were killed by Improvised Explosive …

01 Feb 2011 description

Kabul, 1 February 2011: Armed violence in Afghanistan exceeded record levels in 2010 leaving catastrophic impacts on civilian Afghan communities, read an Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) annual report on civilian casualties of war in 2010 released today.

From 1 January to 31 December 2010, at least 2,421 civilian Afghans were killed and over 3,270 were injured in conflict-related security incidents across Afghanistan.

05 Nov 2010 description

Kabul, 5 November 2010: Hundreds of private houses have been destroyed or partially damaged in Arghandab, Panjwaye, Zheray, Daman and other districts in Kandahar province as a result of the ongoing fighting between pro-government Afghan and foreign forces and Taliban fighters over the past few months, ARM has been told by over a dozen of affected people, journalists and other credible local sources.

US-led forces have allegedly used a blanket bombing tactic in a bid to eliminate all Taliban sanctuaries and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which are reportedly placed everywhere in …

16 Aug 2010 description

Kabul, 16 August 2010: Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) welcomes the announcement by the Taliban about their willingness to allow independent investigations into incidents of civilian casualties in areas under their influence, and requests the Afghan Government and the United Nations to reciprocate the Taliban's call.

On 15 August, the Taliban issued a statement which proposed the formation of a multilateral commission comprised of all warring parties, the United Nations and human rights organizations to investigate and report all cases of civilian casualties resulting from the war …

12 Jul 2010 description

Kabul, 12 July 2010: Almost six civilian people were killed and eight were wounded each day in conflict-related incidents from 1 January to 30 June 2010, Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) said today in a mid-year report on civilian casualties of war.

In total, at least 1,074 civilians were killed and over 1,500 were injured in armed violence in the first half of this year; which indicates a slight - 1.3% - increase in the reported number of civilian casualties of war compared to the same period last year.

Over 60% of the recorded civilian deaths (661 individuals) are attributed to …

16 Mar 2010 description

Kabul, 16 March 2010: As NATO and Afghan forces plan to conduct a major military operation in Kandahar Province in the coming months, ARM calls on UN agencies and other aid organizations to act vigilantly and draw up appropriate humanitarian response planning which should mitigate the most likely humanitarian consequences of the conflict.

US military officials have confirmed a large-scale counter-insurgency operation will be launched in Kandahar Province in the foreseeable future.

While the operation is described a necessity for the delivery of security, good governance and essential …