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Over 6 million Afghan Children socially challenged

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(Last Updated On: January 2, 2020)

Up to 44% of Afghan children are deprived of their rights to seeking education – child protection law ought to be strictly enforced, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Say.

The second deputy of the president in the program for the mutual strategy for protection of kids said, “The disagreement about the kid’s protection rule in the parliament is not serious and the MPs must put an end to it.”

The pathologic researches have shown that six million Afghan kids are facing great risks of social harm. The Afghan government and UNICEF have signed a two-year mutual agreement on the protection of kids. The basis of this agreement is on helping those children who are deprived of proper education. Based on the Ministry of Jobs and Social Affairs, 44 percent of children in Afghanistan are deprived of proper education, most of whom are girls.

“Six million kids are facing social risks, three million of whom are in severe condition. 44 percent of children in Afghanistan are not going to school, and they need to be legally supported through wise implementation of kid’s protection rules.” Says Sayed Anwar Sadat – Acting Minister of Jobs and Social Affairs

While the issue of supporting disable kids in Afghanistan is deemed very necessary, there is no official organization for this aim until now. Girls are found to be more vulnerable to this matter. UNICEF says that war and poverty have provided the platform for misuse of kids in Afghanistan.

“The main reason for the Afghan children being exposed to severe risks of misuse is war and poverty. Mutual efforts are needed for the settlement of these challenges. UNICEF is committed to providing support for the Afghan government to help children in this country,” says Shymaseen Gupta – UNICEF Regional Head in Afghanistan.

“Nothing is done for disable children, more specifically those with mental disabilities. Girls are far more vulnerable in this concern,” says Sima Samar – Minister on Human Rights Affairs

The second deputy of the president says that great steps have been taken for immunizing the children’s rights from a legal perspective. But due to conflict and low standards of life, these rules have not been properly implemented. He also requested the parliament to come to an agreement on the children’s protection rule.

“There is no serious disagreement, but, just a minor issue about the rule for protecting children’s rights. We want the parliament to settle this issue through healthy discussions” says Sarwar Danish – Second Deputy of the President

The rule for the protection of children’s rights has been dishonored due to conflicts between the MPs after once being endorsed.

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30,000-year-old baby mammoth found almost perfectly preserved in Canada

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(Last Updated On: June 27, 2022)

A gold miner found a mummified baby wooly mammoth that was almost perfectly preserved in the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory in Yukon, Canada. 

According to a press release from the local government, the female baby mammoth has been named Nun cho ga by the First Nation Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in elders, which translates to “big baby animal” in the Hän language. 

Nun cho ga is the most complete mummified mammoth discovered in North America, Science Alert reported.

Nun cho ga died and was frozen in permafrost during the ice age, over 30,000 years ago, said the press release. She would have roamed the Yukon alongside wild horses, cave lions, and giant steppe bison. 

The frozen mammoth was recovered by geologists after a young miner in the Klondike gold fields found the remains while digging up dirt.

Dr. Grant Zazula, the Yukon government’s paleontologist, said the miner had made the “most important discovery in paleontology in North America,” reported The Weather Channel.

The baby mammoth was probably with her mother when it ventured off a little too far and got stuck in the mud, Zazula told The Weather Channel.

Professor Dan Shugar, from the University of Calgary, part of the team who excavated the wooly mammoth, said that this discovery was the “most exciting scientific thing I have ever been part of.”

He described how immaculately the mammoth had been preserved, saying that it still had intact toenails, hide, hair, trunk, and even intestines, with its last meal of grass still present. 

According to the press release, Yukon is renowned for its store of ice age fossils, but rarely are such immaculate and well-preserved finds discovered. Zazula wrote in the press release that “as an ice age paleontologist, it has been one of my lifelong dreams to come face to face with a real wooly mammoth.”

“That dream came true today. Nun cho ga is beautiful and one of the most incredible mummified ice age animals ever discovered in the world.”

The wooly mammoth, about the size of the African elephant, roamed the earth until about 4,000 years ago. Early humans hunted them for food and used mammoth bones and tusks for art, tools, and dwellings. Scientists are divided as to whether hunting or climate change drove them into extinction.

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2,000 hectares of land cleared of poppies in Herat: officials

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Around 2,000 hectares of poppy fields have been cleared in recent months in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, officials said Monday.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) in April announced a ban on the cultivation of poppy in Afghanistan.

“If anyone violates the decree the crop will be destroyed immediately and the violator will be treated according to the sharia law,” a decree issued by IEA’s Supreme Leader Hebatullah Akhundzada read.

Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate World Drug Day, Hayatullah Rouhani, head of counter-narcotics unit of the provincial police in Herat, assured the public of a serious fight against the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics.

He also said rehabilitation programs for drug addicts in the province was ongoing.

“Experience shows that the drug addiction rate will not decrease unless we round up drug dealers,” Rouhani said. “We have carried out nearly 250 operations in which we rounded up a large number of drug dealers and referred them for prosecution.”

Syed Mohammad Sadat, a provincial health official, said that IEA was seeking to fundamentally include drug addiction rehabilitation in the country’s public health system.

Around 70,000 drug addicts are estimated to be in Herat, mostly living on the streets and in recreation parks.

“They have a wife and children. There is no one without a family. They are addicted due to unemployment. I studied for 12 years, but look I have been forced to live on the street,” said Nazir Ahmad, one drug addict in Herat.

Experts say poverty, unemployment and easy availability of drugs have contributed to the rise in drug addiction.

Counternarcotic police say more than 200 people have been arrested in Herat on charges of drug dealing during the past 10 months. Over 1,000 kilograms of drug have been seized from them.

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Red Crescent allocates 10 Million AFN for earthquake victims

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(Last Updated On: June 27, 2022)

The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) has allocated 10 million AFN for the victims of last week’s massive quake in Khost and Paktika provinces. 

Speaking at a press conference Monday in Kabul, officials from ARCS said that they would distribute $100 to each affected family, providing thousands of families with cash.

“The donation will be delivered to the areas with survey teams, and we will distribute them in cash as the locals requested,” said Mullah Nooruddin Torabi, deputy director of the Afghan Red Crescent Society. 

In addition to distributing cash, this organization will also provide blankets, tents, and home and kitchen appliances to the victims.

In addition, Torabi called on national and international humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Paktika and Khost provinces in coordination with the Afghan Red Crescent Society.

Torabi said the aid already sent by neighboring countries and countries around the world has not been enough for the quake victims. 

“We need to establish shelters, clinics, and schools for those who are suffering in the areas where the incident took place,” he added.

He also said that in order to distribute the aid among victims in a transparent manner all domestic and international humanitarian organizations must collaborate with ARCS.

Last week a deadly earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces killed at least 1,200 people and injured more than 2,000 others.

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