Child Soldier Recruitment In The Middle East And North Africa Is On The Rise

The use of child soldiers by governments in the Middle East and North Africa has doubled over recent years. South Sudan, in particular, has seen a sharp increase in child soldier recruitment due to the conflict in its capital, Juba. As of this year, 650 children have been recruited against […]

Afghans Deported From Europe Attacked Upon Returning Home

Despite the trend of drastic increases in violence and growing threats to human rights across Afghanistan in 2016 and 2017, the European Union members forcibly repatriated 9,460 Afghan asylum seekers in their adoption of new migration policy, in 2016. Afghans who do not have their plea for international protection, which is […]

Raised In Unrest: 357 Million Children Are Growing Up In High-Conflict Areas

A study completed by international charity, Save the Children has revealed that every sixth child in the world is growing up in a conflict zone. Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia have been listed the top three most dangerous countries to be a child. The turmoil which threatens the safety of millions […]

Talks Of Peace Among Acts Of Violence: Will 2018 Be The Year Afghanistan Sees Reconciliation?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has committed to initiating peace talks with armed groups in light of recent attacks carried out in Kabul last month. Ghani emphasizes that his offer for peace talks extends only to those who wish to see peace in this world. “Those who are responsible for this […]

The Taliban Today – Where Does The Terror End?

November 13, 2001, the date the Taliban forces abandoned Kabul, having controlled the capital city since 1996. The Taliban’s decision to shelter Osama bin Laden in the wake of the September 11 attacks resulted in the US-led Northern Alliance entering Afghanistan in order to push them from power. That was […]

Ambulance Bomb Kills 103 In Afghanistan

On 27 January 2018, a bomb killed 103 people and injured countless others in Afghanistan. The attack occurred between two major checkpoints in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, where insurgents loaded an ambulance with explosives. They entered the city’s first checkpoint after the driver allegedly informed guards that they were taking […]

Humanitarian Aid In Afghanistan Threatened By Rising Attacks

The last week saw three high profile attacks on western targets in Afghanistan. Such attacks will cumulatively impact the willingness of humanitarian organizations to conduct operations in the already fragile country, therefore impacting the well-being of the millions that rely on their aid. On January 24th at least three people were […]