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Children bearing the brunt of Afghanistan crisis: UNICEF

New York: Roughly 90 per cent of the population in Afghanistan is on the brink of poverty “and children bear the brunt of it,” the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country, Fran Equiza, told journalists in New York on Thursday.

Afghanistan: Two children die as unexploded device explodes in Wardak

Kabul: At least two children were killed when an unexploded device from a past war era blasted in Wardak province of Afghanistan on Saturday, media reports said.

Afghan families forced to send kids to work: Save the Children

Kabul: A fifth of families in Afghanistan have been forced to send their children out to earn a living after seeing their incomes fall since August, a leading humanitarian organization Save the Children said.

One million Afghan children may die from malnutrition unless action taken, warns UNICEF

Kabul: UNICEF Afghanistan has warned that one million Afghan children could die from severe acute malnutrition if “urgent” actions were not initiated to protect them.

UN chief: ‘We are in a race against time to help the Afghan people’

Describing a “nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan”, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, warned on Thursday that the world is “in a race against time to help the Afghan people.”

Unicef 'goes dark' in Afghanistan on World Children’s Day

Kabul/UNI: UNICEF Afghanistan on Saturday closed its digital channels, and went dark to reflect the challenges that Afghan children have been facing, said the UN body's press note adding the United Nations Children Fund will not celebrate the World Children’s Day in the Taliban-captured South-Asian nation this year.

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi ends trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, urges greater action to address children’s needs

Kabul: At the end of a four-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi stressed the need for greater action to meet the increasing needs of children in both countries.

Half of Afghanistan’s under-5s expected to suffer acute malnutrition

New York: An estimated 3.2 million Afghan children under five, are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by the end of the year, UN agencies warned on Tuesday, adding that without immediate treatment, at least a million are at risk of dying.

Security Council must not fail women, girls of Afghanistan, Elders warn

New York: The Security Council cannot fail the women and girls of Afghanistan, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson warned on Tuesday, as she reminded its 15 members of the relentless work carried out over nearly 20 years to secure their rights through constitutional, legislative and policy changes.

Afghan children ‘at greater risk than ever’, top UNICEF official warns

New Yok: With the needs of Afghan children greater than ever before, the world “cannot abandon them now”, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday after concluding a visit to the country.

‘No way out’ for imperilled Afghans, broader international response needed

New York: Despite a prevailing “sense of fear” among vulnerable citizens, UN humanitarian agencies and their partners reiterated their commitment to the people of Afghanistan on Friday, informing that they are still accessing those in need throughout the country.

Shocking’ escalation of grave violations against children in Afghanistan: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed shock on Monday at the rapid escalation of grave violations against children in Afghanistan, following the deaths of 27 children in the country in the past 72 hours, and 136 who were injured.