#GlobalJustice Weekly – Afghanistan: Record numbers of civilian casualties

afghanistan From Confronting the Struggle of Afghanistan’s War Widows. © Paula Bronstein/Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting.

The conflict in Afghanistan resulted in 11,002 civilian casualties in 2015 – the highest number recorded – according  to a UN report released this week. That figure includes a 37 percent rise in casualties among women, and a 14 percent rise among children. Afghans face a daily horror of suicide attacks, bombings, kidnapping.

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