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Schools in name only

Siam Zamir News

Hundreds of schools are closed because of security threats, while some 65 percent function under the open sky. A Killid investigation. Going to school is fraught with danger in provinces like Takhar, Sar-e Pol, Baghlan, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Helmand and Badakhshan. Schools have been targeted and buildings blown up by Taleban and other armed anti-government fighters. Nearly 10 million students ...

1.2 million Afghans Displaced This Year: AIHRC

Siam Zamir News

Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Saturday that a staggering 1.2 million Afghans were displaced this year alone - noting that a volatile security situation in the country was the main reason for the crisis. AIHRC says that most of those displaced are now subjected to poor living conditions. Despite the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations' claim that ...

Female Prisoners Deprived Of Their Rights: Report

Siam Zamir News

The Paywand Afghan Association (PAA) on Tuesday released its report on the Afghan Women Penal System in a bid to "bring the failures of the women's penal system in Afghanistan, an issue that has long been ignored, to the attention of key stakeholders including the Afghan government and the international community." In releasing their report, they said their research attempts ...

Asia’s Least Developed Country Is Afghanistan: UN Report

Siam Zamir News

The United Nation's Human Development Office has ranked Afghanistan as 171, out of 188 countries, in the human development index. The report has measured countries' development based on gender inequality, maternal mortality ratio, adolescent birth rate, share of seats in parliament, population with at least some secondary education and the labor force participation rate. In this report, Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi ...
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Tackling Addiction Among Afghan Women

Siam Zamir News

Dirty and disheveled, 26-year-old Malalai lay surrounded by piles of rubbish under a bridge in central Kabul. She had been a drug addict for two years, after friends introduced her to heroin. Six months ago, her family threw her out and she now spent her days under the Pol-e Sokhta bridge, a place where many of the city’s drug users ...