According to UNAMA first quarter 2017 civilian casualty report, there have been 735 child casualties (210 dead and 525 injured), recorded, a three percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. Child deaths increased by 17 percent while child injuries decreased by one percent.
Save the Children Media Office spokesman, Mariam Atayee said: “Save the Children has deeply concerned in regard, particularly, the figures released for the first quarter of 2017 civilian casualties,”
“It is seriously shocking and we condemn it in the strongest terms.”
Save the Children organization urged all parties in conflict to do not let children be the victims of ongoing war.
Mariam Atayee added: ” We urge the sides involved in Afghanistan war to pay attention to the safety of children. Children should go to school and play not to lose their lives.”
In the first quarter of 2017, UNAMA documented 2,181 civilian casualties (715 dead and 1,466 injured), a four percent decrease compared to the same period in 2016.