Since early 2021, the start of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban insecurity has escalated. Clashes between the Taliban and the country’s security forces have intensified in various parts of Afghanistan. These clashes inflict the most casualties on civilians and take their toll every day. Women and children are disproportionately more affected by these wars.
The Taliban have complete control over most districts and provinces. They plunder residences and set houses on fire. Residents who have fled their homes fearing war express that teachers and charitable staff responsible for facilitating education have fled schools. As a result, this also meant the closure of schools. Essential roads in the provinces are closed by the group and are under economic siege. Those who could have fled, only the elderly and disabled who remain in these areas are in poor conditions. They cannot access basic food and services.
We call on the government of Afghanistan and the international community to pay serious attention to the displaced people and provide humanitarian assistance to them as soon as possible. In addition, we urge all parties involved to respect humanitarian law and prevent civilian casualties in war.