Afghan Children Lack Access To Health Care, Education Due To Continuing Violence, U.N. Report Says

Reuters: Afghan schools, hospitals under threat, U.N. says in grim report
“Schools and health facilities have come under increasing threat as violence spreads in Afghanistan, making it harder for children especially to get access to education and medical care, the United Nations reported on Monday…” (Smith, 4/18).

U.N. News Centre: Afghanistan: children increasingly struggle to access health care and education, U.N. reports
“…The report, ‘Education and Healthcare at Risk: Key trends and incidents affecting children’s access to healthcare and education in Afghanistan,’ was jointly produced by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and covers the three-year period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015…” (4/18).

United Press International: Afghan children’s health, educations at risk, U.N. report says
“… ‘The report’s findings are deeply troubling. It is simply unacceptable for teachers, doctors, and nurses to be subjected to violence or threats, and for schools and medical facilities to be misused or attacked. All parties must take measures to protect education and health services in Afghanistan,’ said Nicholas Haysom, the U.N. secretary general’s special representative for Afghanistan…” (Adamczyk, 4/18).

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