Rights
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.” more
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 ...

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 im ...

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 relentles ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...