Based on annual the report released by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA),in 24 Feb 2018, civilian death from afghan Conflict in 2018 is at highest recorded level.
The report documented casualties of civilian from conflict between Pro-Gov forces and Anti-Gov forces as Daesh and Taliban which resulted in 11 per cent increase in civilian deaths compared to 2017.
In total, UNAMA documented 10,993 civilian casualties (3,804 deaths and 7,189 injured), and 927 deaths and 2135 injured of children in 2018. In 2017, there is 3440 records of death and 7019 of injured.
Daesh caused 2,181 civilian casualties (681 deaths and 1,500 injured), an increase of 118 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017.
The report’s rigorously researched findings show that the level of harm and suffering inflicted on civilians in Afghanistan is deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “All parties need to take immediate and additional concrete steps to stop a further escalation in the number of civilians harmed and lives destroyed.”
Yamamoto, who also heads UNAMA added, “This is the UN’s tenth annual report documenting the plight of civilians in the Afghan conflict –more than 32,000 civilians killed and around 60,000 injured in a decade. It is time to put an end to this human misery and tragedy. The best way to halt the killings and maiming of civilians is to stop the fighting. That is why there is all the more need now to use all our efforts to bring about peace. I urge all parties to seize every opportunity to do so.”