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Country Profile: AFGHANISTAN

 General Information

 Country Profile: Afghanistan (BBC News)

 Timeline: Afghanistan (BBC News)

 The World Factbook: Afghanistan (Central Intelligence Agency)

WHO Country Profile: Afghanistan

 Unicef Statistics: Afghanistan

 Ministry of Justice, Afghanistan

 News and Information Sources

 Afghan Daily

 Afghanistan Daily Digest (EurasiaNet)

 Radio Free Afghanistan

 Mardom Nama-e Bakhter


NGO's and Projects

Human Rights Watch

Amnesty International

Afghan aid

Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA)


 News Stories and Analysis


Anger as Afghan children die in winter freeze (BBV) (February 22, 2012)


'Afghan children in Kandahar killed by NATO' (BBC) (November 24, 2011)


Taliban deny children being used as suicide bombers (IRIN News) (May 23, 2011)

War 'killed 346 Afghan kids' in 2009 (AFP) (February 25, 2010)

Afghans seek refuge in Tajikistan (BBC) (October 9, 2009)

Strike 'killed 60 young Afghans' (UNICEF, Kabul) (July 1 2008)

Study recommends ways to improve juvenile justice in Afghanistan (UNICEF, Kabul) (July 1 2008)

US tells UN it detains about 500 juveniles in Iraq, 10 in Afghanistan

International Herald Tribune (May 19, 2008)

 Millions of Afghan children, mainly girls, still not attending school - UN (UN News Centre) (April 21, 2008)

 Lawyers argue that US and Canada violated rights of Guantanamo terror suspect (The International Herald Tribune) (March 26, 2008)

 AFGHANISTAN: Young migrants adrift on the road to asylum (IRIN) (March 25, 2008)

 Canadian terror suspect Khadr was shot by U.S. forces before capture: witness (The Canadian Press) (February 4, 2008)

 Statement by UNICEF concerning the case of Omar Khadr (UNICEF) (February 2, 2008)

 Afghan strife keeps children home (BBC News) (January 21, 2008)

 Defence seeks dismissal on grounds Khadr was child soldier (CanWest News) (January 17, 2008)

 Afghanistan: Child soldiers operating on several fronts (IRIN) (December 19, 2007)

 Afghan child deaths plummet (The Guardian) (November 5, 2007)

 2 Children Die in US Raid in Afghanistan (Associated Press) (November 1, 2007)

 Canadian Bar Association Moves to Support rights of Khadr (The Globe and Mail) (August 11, 2007)

 Afghan Schools try to make new start (BBC News) (June 20, 2007)

 Seven children die as US-led air strike hits Afghan school (The Guardian) (June 19, 2007)

 Almost One in Four Afghan Children 'Forced to Work' (Adnkronos International) (June 19, 2007)

 Global outcry at Taliban's use of boy in filmed beheading (The Guardian) (April 25, 2007)

The battle to rebuild Afghanistan (BBC News) (February 26, 2006)

 Afghanistan: Getting Disarmament Back on Track (International Crisis Group) (February 23, 2005)

 Soviets' lost boys in Afghanistan (BBC News) (February 15, 2004)

 Operation Forgotten: Afghans build a future with hope, not help from the west (The Guardian) (November 14, 2003)

 Analysis: Pakistani-Afghan Tensions (BBC News) (July 9, 2003)

 Press Briefing: by Secretary General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (UNHCHR) (August 6, 2002)

 Pakistan: Call to Protect Afghan Refugees (Human Rights Watch) (May 1, 2001)



Justice for Children (UNICEF & AIHRC)


Fair access of children to education in Afghanistan (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission) (2006)

 The Children of Kabul: Discussions with Afghan Families (Save the Children) (June, 2003)

 United Nations Human Rights Committee Report, 1995 (UNHCHR) (October 31, 1995)

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