Invasions of Afghanistan Press Release
|03/02/2020 - 11:30||
Book Review: 'The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime' by Oriana Skylar Mastro
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and members of the NATO, U.S., and Afghanistan delegations take a group photo at the U.S.–Afghanistan Joint Declaration Announcement at the Dilkusha Mansion Garden, Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb.
|02/27/2020 - 22:11||
Does Saturdays U.S.-Taliban Deal Mean Peace for Afghanistan?
MATTHEW HOH, matthew_hoh at riseup.net Hoh resigned his position as a State Department political officer in Afghanistan in 2009 in protest of the Obama administration’s escalation of the war. Prior to being in Afghanistan, Hoh was a U.S. Marine Corps officer and was in the war in Iraq twice, once with the Marines and once on a State Department team. Since 2010, Hoh has been a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy.
|02/27/2020 - 16:33||
The First Step on a Long Path to Peace in Afghanistan
The United States first began talking to the Taliban in 2010. Ten years of intermittent negotiations have finally produced a tentative first step toward peace in Afghanistan. A finalized but still unsigned agreement calls for a partial drawdown of U.S. troops and the opening of talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. The Taliban also promise to prevent terrorist movements like al Qaeda and the Islamic State from operating in territory they control.
|12/17/2019 - 21:21||
The Post's Afghanistan Series
U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division near Narizah, southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, August 22, 2002.
|12/17/2019 - 19:12||
Parties must protect children, end targeting of schools and clinics
NEW YORK/GENEVA/KABUL, 17 December 2019 – The 40-year-old conflict in Afghanistan is having a devastating impact on children and parties are failing in their duty to shield them from its consequences, UNICEF said in a new report released today. Preserving Hope in Afghanistan: Protecting children in the world’s most lethal conflict notes that in the first nine months of 2019, an average of nine children were killed or maimed every day.
|12/16/2019 - 06:33||
Nine Afghan children killed or maimed daily in worlds most lethal warzone
Omid, a ten-month-old malnourished child suffering from pneumonia is treated in Mofleh Pediatric Hospital in the province of Herat province, west of Afghanistan on January 29, 2019.
|12/10/2019 - 03:16||
Unimpeachable: Congress Backing Unconstitutional Wars with the Truth
The Washington Post on Monday published “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war” based on the U.S. government’s own documents. The main piece is titled “At War with the Truth: U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it.”
|12/09/2019 - 16:38||
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan: The American People Have Constantly Been Lied To.
The Washington Post has obtained a huge cache of internal government documents containing hundreds of interviews with U.S. officials on the war in Afghanistan. The documents reveal a broadly shared official view that America’s longest war has been a failure, essentially from the start. Over the years, official assessments of the war were consistently positive, optimistic, hopeful, and confident in the progress being made on the ground. But behind closed doors, official assessments were starkly different.
|11/19/2019 - 16:24||
Afghan Children are Too Scared to go Outside, New Survey by Save the Children Finds
FAIRFIELD, Conn (November 19, 2019) – A staggering two-thirds of children surveyed in Afghanistan are scared of explosions, kidnappings, or other forms of extreme violence on their journeys to school, a new report by Save the Children finds. A survey[i] of 600 parents and 90 children across four provinces reveals the extent to which children are living in constant fear for their lives and lack support to help overcome their distressing experiences.
|Save the Children|
|10/15/2019 - 20:23||
Twenty Afghan Children Injured After Explosion Near School
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 16, 2019)—Save the Children is appalled by today’s attack in Afghanistan that injured at least 20 innocent children. A truck bomb went off not far from their school in Laghman province.
|Save the Children|
|10/07/2019 - 13:21||
18 Years of Conflict: Every Single Afghan Child Affected by War
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 7, 2019) – As of today, every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war and conflict in their country, Save the Children said in statement today. October 7 marks 18 years since the start of the conflict between the coalition forces and the Taliban. An estimated 20 million children[i] wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools or homes.
|Save the Children|
|09/13/2019 - 11:50||
Afghanistan: A Failure to Tell the Truth
Speaking to the press in the Oval Office in July, President Trump the need to “extricate ourselves” from Afghanistan.
|07/21/2019 - 17:42||
Afghanistan Facing Strong Headwinds to Growth, World Bank says
Kabul, July 21, 2019 – Afghanistan’s economy grew by around two percent in 2018 despite progress in economic policies, likely leading to further increases in poverty and deterioration in living standards, according to the World Bank’s recent Afghanistan Development Update.
|07/14/2019 - 10:10||
Afghan returnees face economic difficulties, unemployment
Kabul 14 July 2019 – Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan between 2014 and 2017 tend to be worse off financially and face multiple economic difficulties compared to refugees who stayed in Pakistan, finds a new joint report by the World Bank and UNHCR in Afghanistan.
|07/12/2019 - 05:58||
Four-Party Joint Statement on Afghan Peace Process
The text of the following statement was jointly released by the Governments of the United States of America, Russia, Pakistan, and China on the occasion of the Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing on July 10 – 11, 2019.
|06/26/2019 - 14:57||
Europe and West/Central Asia
Crime prevention and criminal justice Drug prevention, treatment and care Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.
|05/15/2019 - 10:01||
Afghanistan: supporting children displaced by climate change
Already suffering from a never-ending conflict, in 2018, Afghanistan was affected by a drought that also forced people to migrate. How is this double-crisis affecting children and their families?
|Terre Des Hommes|
|05/14/2019 - 14:33||
The Asia Foundation Releases 2018 Survey of Afghan Returnees
Kabul, May 14, 2019 — A new survey released today by The Asia Foundation explores the many challenges returnees to Afghanistan face, including limited employment opportunities and infrastructure, insecurity, lack of housing, discrimination and stigma, as well as language and cultural barriers. The first of its kind ever conducted in Afghanistan, A Survey of the Afghan Returnees is a three-year public perception survey on returnees that addresses gaps in empirical knowledge about both returnees and host communities.
|The Asia Foundation|
|02/19/2019 - 10:06||
Veterans Applaud Inclusion of Four Thousand Additional Visas for Afghan Allies in Compromise Spending Bill
Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, praises the inclusion of four thousand additional visas for allies that served alongside the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in Congress’s new spending bill. The measure will support the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program through the rest of the fiscal year, providing a vital lifeline to many Afghans in danger because of their work aiding the U.S. mission.
|Human Rights First|
|02/06/2019 - 08:23||
New Financing Package Supports Economic Empowerment, Service Delivery, and Institutional Reforms in Afghanistan
The World Bank and Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan, today signed a new financial package totaling $325 million in grants to strengthen economic and job opportunities in cities with a high influx of displaced people. Also the grant will support selected provincial capital cities to enhance service delivery, and strengthen the capacity of selected line ministries.
|02/02/2019 - 04:42||
US, Taliban, Afghanistan peace talks: timing is critical
The Taliban and the US have agreed, in principle, on a peace framework that will ensure the Taliban part ways with international terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda leading to a possible withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. The negotiations also focused on a comprehensive ceasefire and peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
|09/19/2018 - 14:17||
Veterans Call on Congress to Protect Afghan Allies
Washington, D.C.—A group of veteran organizations today urged Congress to take action to protect Afghan military allies seeking refuge in the United States. In a letter sent to the House and Senate, Veterans for American Ideals, High Ground Veterans Advocacy, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, No One Left Behind, and Vietnam Veterans of America called on members to allocate four thousand visas through the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program, for those who served alongside U.S. troops at great personal risk.
|Human Rights First|
|07/16/2018 - 15:32||
Afghanistan: Record high civilian casualties make returns unjustifiable
The international community cannot abandon the Afghan people who have fled conflict and violence at a time when civilian casualties continue at record highs, Amnesty International said today, calling on governments to halt forced returns to Afghanistan.
|07/12/2018 - 09:27||
How Afghanistans urban gardens are changing womens lives: Credit AFP
It may look like they’re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan’s most conservative and unstable provinces.
|07/09/2018 - 21:47||
Afghanistans Trauma State Fuels Endless War
As the Muslim world celebrated Eid al-Fitr last month to mark the end of Ramadan, both the Afghan government and the Taliban announced temporary cease-fires to coincide with the holiday. Unfortunately, this transitory symbol of hope ignores reality: Afghans will continue killing one another into the foreseeable future.