Civilian casualties

  • UNAMA Annual Report 2012: Protection of civilians in armed conflict, February 2013

    For the first time in six years, UNAMA record a decline in civilian deaths (rather than casualties) of 12%.   According to Director of UNAMA Human Rights, the drop was a result of 1) ground engagement between the parties caused fewer casualties, 2) a decline in suicide attacks by AntiGovernment Elements, 3) a reduced number of aerial operations by international military forces, and 4) measures taken by both the Afghan forces and international forces to reduce harm to civilians. Read the full report

    PDF icon UNAMA Annual report 2012 protection of civilians.pdf
  • UNAMA: Mid year report 2012

    The UN says there's been a drop in the number of Afghan civilians killed or wounded in conflict-related violence in the first half of 2012.The UN mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, says some 3,099 civilians were killed or injured between January and the end of June - a fall of 15 per cent compared to the same period last year.  This figure includes 1,145 deaths and 1,954 wounded.

    PDF icon Protection of civilians mid 2012.pdf
  • UNAMA: Annual Report 2011: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, February 2012

    UNAMA's report for 2011 says civilian casualties in Afghanistan have risen for the fifth year in a row.  It says 3,021 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during that year as a result of the armed conflict, with 77 per cent of those casualties caused by "anti-government elements".

    PDF icon UNAMA POC 2011 annual Report_Final_Feb 2012.pdf
  • UNAMA: Afghanistan Mid-year report 2011 Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, July 2011

    Latest statistics and analysis on how growing insecurity is affecting the security of Afghan civilians.

    PDF icon 2011 Midyear POC.pdf
  • UNAMA: Afghanistan Annual Report 2010: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, March 2011

    PDF icon 2010 PoC Annual Report Final.pdf
  • Science: Counting the Dead in Afghanistan, March 2011

    Using ISAF's CIVCAS data on civilian casualties, UN reports and data from a human rights organisation, Science experts conclude that whilst the conflict in Afghanistan has become more deadly for civilians, the majority of deaths are due to indiscriminate attacks by insurgents.  In addition, the report reveals that despite a surge in troop numbers and operations, ISAF have become a safer fighting force with a 26% reduction in civilian deaths caused by military forces.  Read the full report here. 

    PDF icon Counting the dead in Afghanistan Science-2011-Bohannon.pdf
  • Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan, February 2011

    This report to the Security Council covers a two year period from September 2008 to August 2010.  It highlights trends of violations committed against children, and identifies areas for reinforced monitoring, as well as for development of interventions to prevent violations and respond to the needs of victims. The report includes specific recommendations to national and international actors to strengthen the protection of war-affected children in Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Report to the SG on CAAC in Afg Feb 2011.pdf
  • Nowhere to Turn: The Failure to Protect Civilians in Afghanistan, November 2010

    Briefing paper by 29 aid agencies, including BAAG members Actionaid, Afghanaid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Tearfund and War Child, on how growing insecurity is impacting civilians in Afghanistan.

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