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26,000 Afghan child casualties since 2005

23 Nov 2020 - 14:00
23 Nov 2020 - 14:00

 

KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 26,000 children have been killed or injured in Afghanistan over the past 15 years, an average of five youngsters suffering casualties daily.

A UK-based charity said the statistics highlighted the “appalling cost of the decades-long conflict on children” in Afghanistan.

Save the Children called Afghanistan “one of the most dangerous countries for children in the world”.

It urged the UK to endorse a political declaration on “avoiding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas”.

At least 26,025 children were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2019, the charity said, citing UN data.

Save The Children called on the UK to endorse a political declaration on avoiding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

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