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More children could die from brutal Afghan winter, warns Save the Children
Feb 22, 2012 Following reports that at least 28 children living in camps near Kabul, Afghanistan, have already died of freezing conditions, international aid group, Save the Children, warns that the death toll could even rise in country's worst winter in 15 years.
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Afghans flee war to face hunger, disease in slums: Amnesty
Feb 27, 2012 Half a million Afghans displaced by fighting are struggling to survive in makeshift shelters let down by their government and international donors that look the other way, Amnesty International has said in a new report.
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Rare Afghan sheep survives despite poachers
Mar 06, 2012 Lack of government oversight and poverty among the local population encourages illegal hunting of rare Marco Polo sheep without any punitive action in Afghanistan, indicates an investigation.
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Afghan clerics' conservative blueprint for women
Mar 12, 2012 Afghan clerics have come out with proposals that would reverse many of the legal rights won by women.
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Hundreds of women jailed for ‘moral crimes’ in Afghanistan: HRW
Apr 10, 2012 Approximately 400 women and girls are imprisoned in Afghanistan for 'moral crimes'; says a recent report by Human Rights Watch. While these victims are jailed, the actual criminals walk scot-free. The HRW has urged the Afghan government to end the wrongful imprisonment of these women and girls and to effectively tackle this violation of their rights.
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UN envoy discusses future electoral support with Afghan officials
Apr 11, 2012 To further the democratisation process in Afghanistan, UN pledges support and assistance to the Government in their efforts to sustain a fair form of electoral movement and democracy.
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UN condemns deadly weekend raids by insurgents in Afghanistan
Apr 17, 2012 The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the coordinated attacks by insurgents on Afghanistan's institutions and foreign embassies situated in Kabul, the national capital.
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Afghan schoolgirls poisoned after drinking contaminated water
Apr 19, 2012 The cost of wanting to become an educated woman is high in Afghanistan. Over the years, these young schoolgirls have suffered due to gas attacks, acid attacks and poisoned water; all aimed at keeping them away from schools.
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UN humanitarian chief urges donors to support Afghan people
May 09, 2012 Urging for continued support to the Afghan people during the transition period, Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that there is still much to do during for the country. She stressed that there are nearly five million Afghan refugees in neighbouring countries.
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Entire families trapped as bonded labourers in Afghanistan
May 17, 2012 Afghanistan's brick klins employ entire families along with children as young as seven and eight years. A majority of the families have been working in the kilns for over 11 years without being able to repay their debts or loans.
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Afghanistan’s long war: the humanitarian consequences of drawdown
May 22, 2012 Even though there are enough reasons for cheer in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban; the humanitarian conditions are deteriorating. In that sense, a long-tern diplomatic engagement plan is essential to get the country back on its feet.
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Five aid workers abducted in Afghanistan
May 24, 2012 Another question mark on the issue of security of Aid workers in areas of instability and conflict. After Khalil Dale's recent murder in Pakistan, this abduction reinforces the need for organisations to look into their policies and take firm decisions to ensure the safety of their workers.
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160 girls poisoned at Afghan school
May 29, 2012 Reports have come of 160 school-girls being poisoned. This is not the first incident, but the second one in a week. More than anything, these incidents are symbolic of a strong extremist wave sweeping through Afghanistan.
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Natural resources 'crucial' for peace in Afghanistan: study
Jun 26, 2013 Up to 80 per cent of Afghans are directly dependent on natural resources for income and sustenance.
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Afghanistan, India sign MoUs for SDP scheme projects
Jul 31, 2013 The SDL scheme has been designed by Indian government to address the developmental needs of rural communities in Afghanistan.
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Big increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN
Jul 31, 2013 According to the UN, in just six months more than 1300 civilians were killed in Afghanistan.
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Cannabis production rises in Afghanistan: UN report
Sep 15, 2013 Cannabis production rises in Afghanistan despite decline in cultivation, says a new UN report.
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Changing the discourse on Afghan IDPs
Feb 07, 2013 A key challenge for the Afghan government and aid agencies is how to help the country’s huge population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reintegrate in their home communities, or - if that is not possible - settle where they are.
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Peace and the Afghan woman
Oct 04, 2011 Engaging Afghan women in the peace, reconciliation and transition processes will safeguard women’s hard-won civil freedoms and human rights in Afghanistan, says ActionAid’s new report A Just Peace?
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Twenty killed in mine collapse in Afghanistan
May 01, 2014 There are a number of small coal mines in Samangan province of Afghanistan where coal is extracted using very old methods of mining.
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UN mission deplores attack on Afghan civilians
Jul 28, 2014 The United Nations mission has called for a prompt and thorough investigation into the killings.
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Investing in girls works during humanitarian crises: NGO
May 07, 2014 According to the State of the World’s Mothers (SOWM) report, investing in girls and women will help ensure mothers have the vital support they need to care for their children
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Afghanistan is advancing towards stability: UN envoy
Dec 18, 2013 “Security transition is proceeding as planned,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Ján Kubiš told the Security Council.
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India condemns killing of author by Taliban
Sep 06, 2013 India’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Rajeev Shukla, said that the government has condemned the killing of Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee.
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As winter chill goes down the spine
Dec 04, 2012 Afghans prepare for a harsh winter with a little help from humanitarians, undaunted by the thought that this winter could be no different from the previous year.
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Afghanistan development gains risk slipping: UN
Dec 20, 2012 “Attention is needed on the issue of sustainable livelihoods,” the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš said.
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Special seat reserved for Hindus, Sikhs in Afghan Parl
Sep 04, 2013 President Hamid Karzai has signed a legislative decree for allocating one seat in the lower house of the Parliament to the Hindu and Sikh citizens of Afghanistan.
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Micro hydros can power rural Afghanistan, Nepal
Apr 01, 2013 Micro hydro-electric plants linked to a mini-grid offer a cost-effective and renewable option for rural electrification in the hilly and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan and Nepal, say researchers.
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Afghan conflict takes increasing toll on civilians: report
Aug 03, 2013 The mid-year report on the protection of civilians, produced by the UN, documented 1,319 civilian deaths and 2,533 injuries in the first half of 2013.
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Humanitarian engagement with Taliban in Afghanistan
Dec 11, 2012 As international troops withdraw from Afghanistan, a new report ‘The Other Side’ sheds light on how aid agencies engage with the Taliban to gain access to Afghans in need of assistance.
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