Afghanistan


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


United States Revokes Visa Access For ICC Members Seeking to Prosecute Afghanistan War Crimes

On March 15th, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the country will revoke or deny the visas of International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel seeking to bring the potential war crimes committed in Afghanistan by US forces under investigation. According to Al Jazeera, the request cited information that […]


US Bars Entry To ICC Members Probing ‘War Crimes’ In Afghanistan

The United States (US) Department of State announced on Friday that it will revoke or deny visas to personnel from the International Criminal Court (ICC) who are investigating possible war crimes committed by US forces or its allies. Speaking to the press, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated, “The ICC […]


Volatile Afghani Peace Process Risks Undermining Human Freedoms

Afghanistan’s people fear America’s rushed peace process this week considering troop withdrawal estimated to take place within the next five years. Peace talks are currently underway in Qatar with US and Taliban representatives announcing a great leap forward towards ending the war although military withdrawal threatens to jeopardize the Afghani […]


Where Are They Going?

“The last thing I remember of Syria before we left, was when my mother was taking me from our place to our grandparents. The roads were full of dead people. {…} I left my kitten, my friend, my school. I miss my home a lot. I hope one day we’ll […]


When A Soul Is More Important Than A Life: The Fight For Irreligion

Religious freedom as a human right has featured prominently in global news across the last several years, as people become increasingly aware of the persecution of religious minorities around the world. However, in battling for the protection of minority religions – and the human right to exercise or practice any […]


Taliban Launch Deadly Attacks As They Attend Afghan Peace Rallies

The Taliban continued its deadly attacks on pro-government areas in Afghanistan while commencing ceasefire talks with government officials in Moscow last weekend. Al-Jazeera reported that the fundamentalist armed group launched attacks on pro-government militias, security checkpoints and army bases, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens of others. These […]