Sunday, 14 February 2016

Civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009 - UN

U.N.: civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009 - The Hindu
The U.N.’s Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said 2015 had the “highest number of total civilian casualties recorded by UNAMA since 2009.”
It also said that 10 percent of civilian casualties were women, up 37 percent from the year before. It says 25 percent were children, up 14 percent. Most were caught in crossfire, it said.
The annual report, titled ‘Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict,’ is based on on-site investigations where possible.

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