Category: Democracy & Human Rights

UN warns of dire consequences in Afghanistan as winter looms

KABUL (SW) – Although $4.4 billion is required to fund humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, $1.8 billion has been received so far, or roughly 40 per cent, a senior UN official told journalists in New York on Monday, warning of the dire consequences as winter approaches.

“88% of minor girls are forced to marry by their families”

MONITORING (SW) – One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry, with a quarter showing signs of depression, according to a new report by Save the Children.