February 25, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Wednesday that Afghanistan has made "some progress" toward preventing the torture and ill-treatment of detainees held in government custody. The UN officials acknowledged the effort and commitment the Afghan government has shown towards ...[read more]
February 19, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its annual report on the "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict" on Wednesday, which indicated a 22 percent increase in civilian causalities in 2014. The marked increase represents the deadliest year in Afghanistan since record keeping ...[read more]
July 10, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Ground combat engagements have surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the most common cause of conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported Wednesday. The report states that in the first six months of 2014, 1,901 ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Afghan election official from the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) warned in a news conference Wednesday that Saturday's national election may may have suffered a degree of fraud. According to IECC spokesperson Nadir Mohsini In the 48-hour period for filing complaints after ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Saturday issued the 2013 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, which found a total of 8,615 civilian casualties in 2013, a 14 percent increase since 2012. According to the report, 74 percent of the total civilian deaths and ...[read more]
December 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report Sunday stating that although there was an increase of reported acts of violence against women to the Afghan authorities in the past year, prosecutions and ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned the recent attack on civilians in south-eastern Afghan province of Ghazni that killed 19 individuals. The attack used an improvised explosive device (IED) to target a bus, filled with mostly women and children, that was returning ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) mid-year report released on Wednesday indicated a 23 percent rise in the number of Afghani civilian casualties over the first six months of 2013 as compared to the same period last year. The report noted that many civilian deaths have been caused by ...[read more]
May 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women on Monday urged Afghanistan's government to fully respect and defend the fundamental rights of women and girls by ensuring the implementation of and respect for women's rights legislation. This call comes in response to the Afghanistan ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
An Afghan government commission announced Monday that it has confirmed the findings of a report released last month by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) that revealed widespread torture and mistreatment of prisoners in facilities across Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai had ...[read more]

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