United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the ongoing situation of the Afghan children after the Taliban took over Kabul. UNICEF representative in Afghanistan Herve Ludovic De Lys has told that these children deprived of their right to a healthy and protected childhood. They are not getting a healthy and secure childhood. He said, "Children are least responsible for this crisis and they are paying the highest price". Last week's terrorist attack in Kabul left many children dead and many injured. He told that the children are forced to live in such places where there is no water due to drought.
The representative further said, ' Again, today, I heard of more unsettling reports – of unaccompanied children across the country…More reports of grave violations, including children being recruited by armed groups…All this in a year in which more than 550 children killed, and more than 1400 injured. They're missing life-saving vaccines, including against polio, a disease that can paralyze children for life. Many are so malnourished they lie in hospital beds too weak to grasp an outstretched finger. These children deprived of their right to a healthy and protected childhood."
On the other hand, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have urged the Taliban to honour their pledge to protect Afghan women and girl. The UN also requested the organization to respect and fulfil the human rights enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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