REPORTS ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT

UNAMA prepares regular reports in accordance with its UN Security Council mandate, undertaking a range of activities aimed at minimizing the impact of the armed conflict on civilians. Since 2012, the annual reports have been prepared jointly with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Reports using a consistent methodology have been maintained since 2009. Note that earlier reports from 2007 and 2008 follow a previous reporting system and are included here for reference purposes only.

UNAMA is strictly impartial and independent in its work that is focused on helping all parties to better protect civilians from the armed conflict. UNAMA’s civilian casualty documentation is one of a range of measures undertaken by the Mission to assist in limiting harm to civilians. UNAMA’s findings are shared with the parties to help them better understand the impact of their operations on the civilian population so that they may address the harm they cause and implement measures to better protect civilians. If any party has information to help establish the facts around incidents involving civilian casualties, they are encouraged to share it.

UNAMA urges all parties to the conflict to strengthen their engagement with the United Nations and reminds them of their responsibility to protect civilians. Peace remains the best protection for civilians affected by armed conflict. UNAMA calls on all parties and those who can influence them to work toward political solutions to end the conflict.

UNAMA recognizes that in the context of the war in Afghanistan, all parties are prone to issue tendentious pronouncements. UNAMA, as an impartial and independent body, will continue to establish reliable and accurate data that it will share with parties and the public as part of an advocacy-orientated approach to reduce civilian casualties to zero.

2019 Quarterly Report (released October 2019)
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Special Report on 2019 Election Violence (released October 2019)
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Special Report on Airstrikes on Alleged Drug-Processing Facilities (released October 2019)
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2019 Mid-Year update (released July 2019)
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2019 Report of the SG on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (released May 2019 )
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2019 Quarterly Report (released April 2019)
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2018 Annual Report (released Feb 2019)
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Special Report on 2018 Elections Violence (released November 2018) 
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2018 Quarterly Report (released October 2018)
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Special Report on Harm to Civilians from IEDs (released October 2018)
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2018 Mid-Year update (released July 2018)
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Special Report on Election-Related Security Incidents (released May 2018)
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Special Report on Airstrikes in Dasht-e-Archi (released May 2018)
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2018 Quarterly Report (released April 2018)
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2017 Annual Report (released Feb 2018)
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Special Report on Attacks on Places of Worship (released November 2017)
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2017 Quarterly Report (released October 2017)
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Special Report on Attacks in Mirza Olang (released August 2017)
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2017 Mid-Year Report (released July 2017)
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2017 Quarterly Report (released April 2017)
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2016 Annual Report (released Feb 2017)
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2016 Quarterly Report (released October 2016)
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Special Report on 23 July 2016 Kabul Attack (released October 2016)
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2016 Mid-Year Report (released July 2016) 
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2016 Quarterly Report (released April 2016)
Civilian Casualty Data for the First Quarter of 2016

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2015 Annual Report (released February 2016)
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Special Report on Kunduz Province  (released December 2015)
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2015 Mid-Year Report (released July 2015)
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2014 Annual Report (released February 2015)
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2014 Mid-Year Report (released July 2014)
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2013 Annual Report (released February 2014)
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2013 Mid-Year Report (released July 2013)
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2012 Annual Report (released February 2013)
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2012 Mid-Year Report (released July 2012)
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2011 Annual Report (released February 2012)
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2011 Mid-Year Report (released July 2011)
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2010 Annual Report (released in March 2011)
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2010 Mid-Year Report (released in August 2010)
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2009 Annual Report (released January 2010)
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2009 Mid-Year Report (released July 2009)
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2008 Annual Report (released January 2009)
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2007 Annual Report (released mid-2008)
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Booklet on 'Protecting Afghanistan’s Children in Armed Conflict' (released May 2014)
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