Press Releases

  • 24 Aug 2015 - KABUL UNAMA condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack in the Macorayan area of Kabul city that killed 12 and injured at least 88 others, including 13 children and 21 women. The attack was carried out on a crowded street, during rush hour and in...
  • 08 Aug 2015 - KABUL Three attacks by Anti-Government Elements in Kabul on 7 August caused at least 355 civilian casualties – 42 deaths and 313 injured – the highest number of civilians killed and injured in one day since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (...
  • 07 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least eight civilians and the injuring of more than 200 in Kabul. “I condemn, in the strongest terms, today’s indiscriminate attack in Kabul,” said Nicholas Haysom...
  • 05 Aug 2015 - KABUL - The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (...
  • 22 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least 19 civilians and the injuring of at least 28 at a bombing in the Almar district of Faryab province. “This horrific attack against civilians in a market demonstrates an...
  • 19 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the establishment by the National Unity Government of the Electoral System Reform Commission, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sultan Shah Akefi. “This is an important step,” said Nicholas Haysom, the...
  • 16 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish all Afghans Eid Mubarak. As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting and worship, I hope that families around Afghanistan will be able to come together in peace, in an environment free...
  • 15 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent attacks in Afghanistan that killed and injured more than 100 civilians, including women and children. The attacks in Khost and Baghlan Provinces and Kabul city occurred near...
  • 14 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn the attack targeting civilians gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, Baghlan province. The attack wounded more than 40 civilians, with many in critical condition An improvised explosive device...
  • 13 Jul 2015 - KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn, in the strongest terms, yesterday’s suicide attack in Khost Matun city, Khost province, that killed 27 civilians and injured at least 10 others. Among those killed were three women and 12 children. The attack...
  • 11 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council welcomed the direct talks held on 7 July in Muree, Pakistan, between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives, as a step towards peace and reconciliation. The members of the Security council encouraged the parties...
  • 08 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Nicholas Haysom, welcomed the direct talks held yesterday between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives in Islamabad, Pakistan, and urged the parties to take the next steps towards a...
  • 08 Jul 2015 - NEW YORK - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the direct talks held yesterday between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives in Pakistan. He reiterated his support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, and expressed his appreciation for the commitment...
  • 07 Jul 2015 - KABUL - The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, met today in Kabul with leading civil society activists and journalists to discuss recent threats against journalists and civil activists posted on social networks of external armed groups. “Strong and...

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