The United nation in Afghanistan has expressed concern over the violation of human and women rights particularly in communities hit by the ongoing military offensive nationwide.

United Nations has asked warring sides to announce armistice for coming Eid to give the Afghans respite.

United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in its latest statement expressed concerns over ill-treatment, persecution, and discrimination happening in communities most affected by war. The statement reads that the culprits will be held accountable.

The UNAMA’s statement too touched on the issue of women and girls’ rights who were prone to acute discrimination in past. It further added that both the parties should respect human rights in particular those of women and girls.

Peace negotiations to be resumed are the sole way to end harm to civilians in Afghanistan, the statement read.

On the other hand, the national committee of war victims in Kabul said that the ongoing war claims the lives of tens of civilians on daily basis and thousands of people displace.  The committee asked warring sides to a ceasefire in the upcoming Eid.

It comes two days before the Afghan delegation led by Abdullah Abdullah leaves Kabul for Doha.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.