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Afghanistan witnesses 3458 civilian casualties in first half of 2020: UNAMA 

New York: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said the first half of 2020 witnessed fluctuating levels of violence impacting civilians in Afghanistan, with the United Nations documenting 3,458 civilian casualties (1,282 killed and 2,176 injured).

Afghan President leads election; UN mission chief urges all to ‘safeguard’ final stage of process

New York/IBNS: Welcoming the preliminary results for Afghanistan’s presidential election on Sunday, the head of the United Nations mission in the country urged the authorities and all actors to “protect the integrity of the final stage of the process.”

Afghanistan people hold vigils for killed Japanese doctor

Kabu/IBNS: People in Afghanistan on Thursday held nationwide candlelight vigil prayer ceremony in remembrance of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, the head of Japanese NGO Peace Japan Medical Services (PJMS),  who was killed during an attack on him in Jalalabad city of the country recently.

UN condemns deadly attack one of its vehicles

New York/IBNS: A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul leaves 1 foreign national dead

Kabul/IBNS: A blast in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Sunday left one foreign national killed, media reports said.

UN Afghan Mission ‘outraged’ by deadly Taliban attack in Kabul, as hardline group threatens election violence

New York, Aug 8 (IBNS): The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed outrage at a Taliban attack in Kabul, that led to  “scores” of civilians casualties on Wednesday. In a Tweet, the Mission said that such “indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in heavily populated civilian areas must stop”.

More than 1,500 Afghan civilians killed, injured in July: UN mission

Kabul,  Aug 3 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Saturday said more than 1,500 civilians were killed and injured in the country in July.

UN Mission in Afghanistan gravely concerned about ill-treatment of prisoners by Taliban, following first-hand testimony

New York, May 27 (IBNS): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expressed “grave concern” on Sunday over “credible accounts” it has been given that Taliban militants have been mistreating prisoners, which in some cases “may amount to torture”.

UNAMA concerned about civilian harm from increased violence during Ramadan

Kabul, May 13 (IBNS): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses grave concern about the impact on civilians from the increase in violence around the country during the first week of the holy month of Ramadan.

Afghanistan: Kunduz airstrike kills 13 civilians

Kabul, Mar 25 (IBNS): An airstrike conducted by international military forces on the night of Friday to Saturday in Kunduz in support of pro-Government forces on the ground killed 13 civilians and injured three more, according to preliminary findings of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Fire breaks out at a building located close to Kabul airport

Kabul, Feb 25 (IBNS): A fire has broke out at a building of an organization affiliated with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in Kabul city, media reports said on Monday.

UNAMA condemns Kabul attack

Kabul, Dec 25 (IBNS): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday condemned the attack carried out last night in an area of Kabul city heavily populated by civilians.

UN calls for women's meaningful participation in Afghan peace

Kabul, Dec 5 (IBNS): Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security.

UN calls to support survivors and amplify voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls

Mumbai, Nov 25 (IBNS): Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United Nations in Afghanistan calls on everyone to respect, promote and protect the rights of women and girls to end violence against women.

Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead – UN

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): The Taliban’s campaign of violence and intimidation during last month’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan was the deadliest for civilians in years, a report by the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA, revealed on Tuesday.