26,000 child casualties between 2005 and 2019 in Afghanistan - report

26,000 CHILD CASUALTIES BETWEEN 2005 AND 2019 IN AFGHANISTAN - REPORT

According to a report released by the Britain-based charity Save the Children on Monday, the everlasting conflicts have left dead or injured at least 26,025 Afghan children between 2005 to 2019.

The conflicts in Afghanistan have killed and wounded 26,025 children between 2005 to 2019, Britain-based charity Save the Children said in a report released on Monday.

In 2019 alone 874 children were killed and 2,275 others were wounded in Afghanistan - a number that consists of 30 per cent of the total killed or maimed children in conflict-hit zones across the world, the group said.

These children, according to the report, were killed and wounded as a result of the direct conflicts between pro- and anti-government forces.

Earlier a report by the UN mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that in the first nine months of this year a total of 5,939 civilians were killed and wounded - 31 per cent of whom were children.

In the meantime, a 2019 analysis by Save the Children shows that Afghanistan was the deadliest place for children among 11 countries that were considered as the most dangerous places for children.



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