UNAMA Midyear Report: 01 January-30 June 2020
“We are tired of this current war…both sides of the conflict should stop. They should care for civilians and the properties of civilians. They should sit together and decide for peace and prosperity instead of killing each other”.
The reality remains that Afghanistan continues to be one of the deadliest conflicts in the world for civilians; each year, thousands of civilians are killed and injured, abducted, displaced and threatened by parties to the conflict.
The experiences, rights and needs of individuals and communities who have been subjected to repeated violence must be acknowledged and addressed as part of protection of civilians’ efforts.
UNAMA monitoring of civilian casualties over the Eid ceasefire period indicates that the parties to the conflict indeed have the ability to reduce the fighting with a positive impact on civilians, when there is political will to do so.