Monday, July 17, 2017

UN Report: Civilian Deaths Hit New High

DW: UN reports increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths

Civilian loss of life has gone up in comparison to last year, the UN reported. As attacks by anti-government forces persist, humanitarian leaders urged people not to forget the "national tragedy of Afghanistan."

According to a mid-year report released Monday that includes figures from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 1,662 civilians were killed in the first sixth months of 2017, and 3,581 were injured.

Though the total for civilian casualties was slightly lower than those over the same period in 2016, the two percent increase in the death toll is its highest level since 2014.

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More News On The Latest UN Report Detailing Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan

UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents -- AP
Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN -- AFP
Suicide bomb attacks killing more Afghan civilians: U.N. -- Reuters
Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach New High, U.N. Says -- NYT
UN condemns jump in Afghan civilian deaths -- Al Jazeera
UN Report: Civilian Casualties Still High In Afghanistan's 'Ugly War' -- RFE
1,662 Afghan civilians killed and 3,581 wounded since January: UNAMA -- Khaama Press

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