12 August 2010 - Female political candidates from Ghor, Badghis, Farah and Herat provinces in western Afghanistan discussed their rights and shared their experiences campaigning for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 18 September at a gathering held at the initiative of the Ministry of Wom
12 August 2010 - Ramazan is a month of worship. Muslims are encouraged to be charitable and forgiving, and to practise goodwill towards others. In Afghanistan, Muslims continue to face challenges towards peace due to conflict and suffering.
11 August 2010 - The Government of Afghanistan, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), today sent aid for the flood-affected victims of northwest Pakistan, which has been ravaged by heavy rain and rising wate
KABUL - A rise in insurgent attacks has led to a 31 per cent increase in the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, the United Nations said in a new report released today.
10 August 2010 - Staffan de Mistura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and Georgette Gagnon, Director of UNAMA’s Human Rights Unit, released today the 2010 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
KABUL - The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan is escalating in 2010. In the first six months of the year, civilian casualties – including deaths and injuries of civilians – increased by 31 per cent over the same period in 2009.
KABUL - Tactics of the Taliban and other Anti-Government Elements (AGEs) are behind a 31 per cent increase in conflict-related Afghan civilian casualties in the first six months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (U
9 August 2010 - All United Nations staff in Afghanistan are “shocked and appalled” at the killing of ten medical workers in the northeast of the Asian nation, a senior world body official said today, calling for the protection of international health-care workers as they provide life-saving servi
9 August 2010 - I would like to express my condolences to the families, friends and colleagues left behind after the tragic incident on 5 August.
All staff working for the United Nations in Afghanistan were shocked and appalled at the loss of life of ten medical workers in Badakhshan.
7 August 2010 - Women in Afghanistan suffer “extremely high rates of domestic violence” which include forced marriages and physical attacks, Afghan and United Nations officials announced one week after a report by a top Afghan health advisor revealed that suicide among Afghan women had increased
7 August 2010 - The construction of a hospital with 100 beds and the resources to provide health services to 100,000 people a month began this week south of Kabul following a ceremony attended by representatives from Paktya province and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
6 August 2010 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an environmental awareness campaign in Afghanistan which will feature a range of outdoor nature-sharing activities for schools and local communities over 100 days in the lead-up to World Peace Day on 21 September.
NEW YORK - The United Nations health agency said today that it has begun sending medical supplies to aid thousands of people affected by recent flooding across Afghanistan, where the major health concerns right now are water contamination and the spread of waterborne diseases.