Kabul. Since the occupation of the Taliban in Afghanistan, questions are being raised about the safety of the people living there. Once again, a United Nations official has expressed concern about the safety of the children living there. It has come to the fore in a report that the issue of children’s safety has deepened since the Taliban’s occupation in Afghanistan. High levels of violence have been tolerated by children here. In such a situation, the United Nations Special Representative Virginia Gamba has expressed concern.
The International Forum for Rights said, ‘Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous places for children. I am shocked by the continuing and increasing level of violence by children in Afghanistan, including children captured in war. The Mid-Year Report of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has also expressed concern about the safety of the children of Afghanistan. The report showed a significant increase in the number of child casualties between January 1 and June 30 this year. During this period, about 32 percent of all civilian casualties were children, of which 20 percent were boys and 12 percent were girls. 1,682 children were recorded as casualties.
This year there has been an increase of 55 percent as compared to the first six months of 2020. Girls’ casualties nearly doubled this year, marking the highest level recorded by UNAMA, and boy casualties also increased by 36 percent. In such a situation, after the capture of the Taliban, the concern has increased even more.