Amid deteriorating security in #Afghanistan, Kabul hit by another blast today.
Many civilian casualties in the callous attack at an education centre in a Hazara & Shia-majority area.
The UN family condemns the outrage, extending its deep condolences to all those in mourning.
Violence in or around education establishments is never acceptable. Such places must be havens of peace where children can learn, be with friends, and feel safe as they build skills for their futures.
#Children and adolescents are not, and must never be, the target of violence.
UNICEF is appalled by the horrific attack, early this morning, inside the Kaaj Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of West #Kabul, #Afghanistan.
This heinous act claimed the lives of dozens of adolescent girls and boys and severely injured many more.
Welcomed the opportunity to hear from the new SRSG for @UNAMANews, Roza Otunbayeva, and Deputy, @PotzelMarkus on the continued humanitarian, human rights, and economic challenges facing the people of #Afghanistan
In support of Mahsa Amini and Iranian women's rights, Afghan women protested today in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul. They also called for the upholding of women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Across southern Afghanistan UNHCR is swiftly distributing #Solar kits to voluntarily returned IDPs, refugee returnees, IDPs + vulnerable residents.
1⃣3⃣7⃣ families representing just received🌞🌞kits in Panjwai, Kandahar province.
To support health care needs in Qalat city priority area of return + reintegration, UNHCR opened a Basic Health Center in Afghanistan's Zabul Province to serve 13,700 voluntarily returned refugees + IDPs.
Generous support of donors facilitates sustainable rtns
People in #Afghanistan are facing unprecedented levels of need.
24M people require humanitarian assistance to survive
25M people in poverty
19M people are food insecure
There is no time to waste, donate to the #Afghanistan HRP & help us reach vulnerable people and communities.
#UPDATE Taliban forces fire shots into the air to disperse a women's rally supporting protests in Iran over the death of a woman in the custody of morality police.
Chanting the "Women, life, freedom!" mantra used in Iran, Afghan women protested outside Iran's embassy in Kabul
This week, we've dispatched 1⃣1⃣1⃣8⃣ tonnes of urea to 10 districts in Herat ahead of the biggest wheat cultivation season.
Urea provides the plants with nitrogen to promote green leafy growth which is necessary for photosynthesis.
Hunger in #Afghanistan continues to grow as the country goes into a second winter that families are not prepared for.
@WFP is selecting most vulnerable, food insecure families for assistance in remote and hard to reach areas like here in Moqor of Badghis in the Western Region.
In Qalat, displaced persons, returnees + needy host community residents from 124 households received #Solar panels this week.
This is part of an initiative in southern Afghanistan to provide solar🌞🌞power to 2⃣2⃣5⃣0⃣ vulnerable families!
🚨August 2022 saw the highest number of access impediments recorded so far this year in #Afghanistan: the vast majority (87%) relate to interference in the implementation of humanitarian activities.
Read more on the latest access challenges:
Asad Khan is 70 years old. He is 1 of over 21 million girls, boys, ♀️ & ♂️ have been supported by @WFP in #Afghanistan where 9 out of 10 people face insufficient food consumption & affected by drought & other climate shocks, inflation, high unemployment, & economic crisis.
When there's 💧 for irrigation, #agriculture production increases & livelihoods are sustained.
We've rehabilitated the Chel Dokhtar Irrigation Scheme in Herat, which irrigates more than 2⃣0⃣0⃣ ha of land and directly impacts 1⃣0⃣8⃣5⃣0⃣ people's #FoodSecurity.