The Taliban repeatedly rebuffed these demands. These teams planned several operations but did not receive the order to proceed from President Clinton. Their efforts built relationships with Afghan leaders that proved essential in the invasion. During the Clinton administrationthe US tended to favor Pakistan and until — had no clear policy toward Afghanistan. Massoud responded that, as long as he controlled an area the size of his hat, he would continue to defend it from the Taliban. They insisted it was the time for a cease-fire and an arms embargo.
At the time, Pakistan began a " Berlin-like airlift to resupply and re-equip the Taliban", financed with Saudi money. US policy toward Afghanistan changed after the US embassy bombings. Subsequently, Osama bin Laden was indicted for his involvement in the embassy bombings.
By the change of policy sought by CIA officers who knew Massoud was underway. Bush 's signature, authorizing a covert action program in Afghanistan. It would be the first in a decade to seek to influence the course of the Afghan war in favor of Massoud.
Clarkechair of the Counter-Terrorism Security Group under the Clinton administration, and later an official in the Bush administration, allegedly presented a plan to incoming Bush National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in January A change in US policy was effected in August A meeting of top national security officials agreed that the Taliban would be presented with an ultimatum to hand over bin Laden and other al-Qaeda operatives.
If the Taliban refused, the US would provide covert military aid to anti-Taliban groups. If both those options failed, "the deputies agreed that the United States would seek to overthrow the Taliban regime through more direct action. In the areas under his control, Massoud set up democratic institutions and signed the Women's Rights Declaration.
In lateAhmad Shah Massouda Tajik nationalist and leader of the Northern Allianceinvited several other prominent Afghan tribal leaders to a jirga in northern Afghanistan "to settle political turmoil in Afghanistan". In earlyMassoud and several other Afghan leaders addressed the European Parliament in Brussels, asking the international community to provide humanitarian help.
The Afghan envoy asserted that the Taliban and al-Qaeda had introduced "a very wrong perception of Islam" and that without the support of Pakistan and Osama bin Laden, the Taliban would not be able to sustain their military campaign for another year. Massoud warned that his intelligence had gathered information about an imminent, large-scale attack on US soil. On 9 Septembertwo French-speaking Algerians posing as journalists killed Massoud in a suicide attack in Takhar Province of Afghanistan.
The two perpetrators were later alleged to be members of al-Qaeda. They were interviewing Massoud before detonating a bomb hidden in their video camera, Why The War. In the s, Russia controlled all export pipelines from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan and reportedly refused to allow the use of its pipelines for Kazakh and Turkmeni natural gas. Therefore, international oil companies operating in that region started looking for routes that avoided both Iran and Russia.
Planning resumed in On the morning of September 11,a total of 19 Arab men—15 of whom were from Saudi Arabia—carried out four coordinated attacks in the United States.
Four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked. Both buildings collapsed within two hours from damage related to the crashes, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in ArlingtonVirginiajust outside Washington, D. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksvillein rural Pennsylvaniaafter some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.
No one aboard the flights survived. According to the New York State Health Department, the death toll among responders including firefighters and police was as of June The Taliban publicly condemned the September 11 attacks. Bush issued an ultimatum to the Taliban to hand over Osama bin Laden, "close immediately every terrorist training camp, hand over every terrorist and their supporters, and give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection. Bush rejected the offer, citing policies such as "we do not negotiate with terrorists.
After the US invasion, the Taliban repeatedly requested due diligence investigation and willingness to hand over Osama to a third country for due prosecutions.
The United States refused and continued bombardments of Kabul airport and other cities. The OIC is a large organization of 57 member states. Following attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State that killed scores of civilians, President Trump and Afghan officials decided to rule out any talks with the Taliban. On 15 FebruaryThe New York Times reported the rise of Afghan civilians being intentionally targeted by the Taliban, based on an annual United Nations report released a week earlier.
This report offered a detailed assessment of the year Afghan war, Why The War the rise of complex bombing attacks deliberately targeting civilians inhaving 10, Afghan civilians wounded or killed. The report emphasizes the rise of "complex attacks", a type of suicide assault that is becoming more deadly, described by the New York Times as the hallmark of the war in These attacks are referred to as the Taliban's ferocious response to US President Trump's new strategy of war an increased pace of aerial bombardments targeting Taliban and Islamic State Militantsgiving the message that the Taliban can strike at will, even in the capital city, Kabul.
The U. S and its allies for fighting the war in Afghanistan, and it denied targeting civilians. The New York Times quoted Atiqullah Amarkhel, a retired general and military analyst based in Kabul, saying that the UN report proved the failure of peace talks, as the Taliban and the US government are both determined for victory rather than negotiating a settlement.
He said "More airstrikes mean more suicide attacks," proving the intensification of the war by In Augustthe Taliban launched a series of offensives, the largest being the Ghazni offensive. During the Ghazni offensive, the Taliban seized GhazniAfghanistan's sixth-largest city for several days but eventually retreated. The Taliban were successful in killing hundreds of Afghan soldiers and police and captured several government bases and districts.
Following the offensives Erik Princethe private military contractor and former head of Blackwateradvocated additional privatization of the war. In Septemberthe United Nations raised concerns over the increasing number of civilian casualties due to air strikes in Afghanistan.
The US air force dropped around 3, bombs in the first six months of the year, to force Taliban militants for peace talks. In a statement issued by the UNAMAit reminded all the parties involved in the conflict "to uphold their obligations to protect civilians from harm. On 17 Octoberdays before parliamentary electionAbdul Jabar Qahraman, an election candidate was killed in an attack by the Taliban. The Taliban issued a statement, warning teachers and students to not participate in the upcoming elections or use schools as polling centers.
The Taliban gave conditions of a pullout date for US-led troops before any talks with the Kabul government and has demanded that Washington not oppose the establishment of an Islamist government. However, the US officials have insisted on keeping some troops and at least a couple of bases in the country.
On 25 JanuaryAfghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani said that more than 45, members of the Afghan security forces had been killed since he became president in He also said that there had been fewer than 72 international casualties during the same period. On 4 Februarythe Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province. The same day, another attack took place in northern Samangan province that killed 10 people.
US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad reported that this round of negotiations was "more productive than they have been in the past" and that a draft version of a peace agreement had been agreed upon. The deal involved the withdrawal of US and international troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban not allowing other jihadist groups to operate within the country. The Taliban also reported that progress was being made in the negotiations.
On 1 Marchthe Taliban led an assault against Shorab military basein Helmand, killing 23 security forces and wounding On 30 AprilAfghan government forces undertook clearing operations directed against both ISIS-K and the Taliban in eastern Nangarhar Provinceafter the two groups fought for over a week over a group of villages in an area of illegal talc mining.
The National Directorate of Security claimed 22 ISIS-K fighters were killed and two weapons caches destroyed, while the Taliban claimed US-backed Afghan forces killed seven civilians; a provincial official said over 9, families had been displaced by the fighting. At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured, with Saleh also amongst the injured ones. During the six-hour-long operation, more than civilians were rescued and three militants were killed. By August, the Taliban controlled more territory than at any point since On 3 Septemberthe Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Afghanistan's capital, targeting the Green Village Compound in Kabul.
According to the reports, nearly 16 civilians died, while were reported to be injured. On 15 September38 Taliban fighters, including two senior commanders, were killed in a joint US-Afghan military operation.
On 17 Septembera suicide bomber attacked the campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani, killing 26 people and wounding Less than an hour later, the Taliban carried out another suicide bomb attack near the US Embassy and the Afghan Defense Ministrykilling 22 people and wounded around Peace negotiations had resumed in December The Taliban resumed offensive operations against the Afghan army and police on 3 March, conducting attacks in Kunduz and Helmand provinces.
On 20 AprilTaliban in another attack killed at least 23 Afghan troops and nine civilians. In Aprilthe New York Times documented Afghan war casualties from 27 March until 23 April and informed that at least pro-government forces, alongside 50 civilians have been killed in almost a month's time.
Additionally, hundreds of civilians and Afghan forces also got injured. On 2 MayAfghan authorities released at least Taliban members from prison in Kabul. This came in response to the peace deal with the USwhich the Taliban argues assured them their 5, inmates being released. However, the Afghan government, which denied release and any authority by the US over decision, has now agreed to free 1, members of the militia organization.
On 12 May, A maternity hospital in Kabul was attacked by gunmen, leading to the death of two newborn babies and their mothers, alongside 24 other people. The attackers posed as police officers while wearing police uniforms, which made it possible for them to enter the hospital and opened fire at the people inside. On 19 MayAfghan forces bombed a clinic in the Northern province of Kunduz. The bombing is the result of Afghan force's decision to go on an offensive, a decision made by President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan.
On 28 May, the first attack was carried out since the three-day ceasefire for Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at a checkpoint in Parwan province of Kabul, which led to the death of at least 14 members of the Afghan security forces. She added that members of the Taliban were also killed during the attack, although the Taliban is yet to claim responsibility for the attack.
On 29 May, following the attack that claimed the lives of 14 members of the Afghan forces, the government called on the Taliban to prolong the ceasefire deal. In Julythe U. Military reported that despite the lack of progress in the peace process, the Afghan government was still able to maintain control of Kabul, provincial capitals, major population centers, most district centers and most major ground lines of communications.
Out of the fifteen attacks, twelve were targeted while the rest were incidental. On 14 Augusta human rights activistFawzia Koofi was wounded with an arm shot in her hand, as a group of gunmen attempted her assassination near Kabul. Koofi had been a vocal Taliban critic, and was also a part of member team, who was responsible for representing the Afghan government in peace talks with the Taliban.
According to the Watson Institute for International Studies Costs of War Project, roughly 32, civilians had been killed as a result of the war up to the middle of Inaccording to the United Nations UN annual report there were 3, civilian deaths and 7, people wounded.
Ina total of 3, civilians deaths and 7, injuries were recorded by the United Nations. While, the Afghan air force accounted for at least 85 deaths and injuries. The UN was not able to attribute responsibility for the remaining 38 deaths and 65 injuries resulting from air strikes. During the parliamentary elections on 20 Octoberseveral explosions targeting the polling stations took place. At least 36 people were killed and were injured. Previously, ten election candidates were killed during the campaigning by the Taliban and the Islamic State Why The War.
On 28 December a report issued by UNICEF revealed that during the first nine months offive thousand children were killed or injured in Afghanistan. According to the Human Rights Watchmore than 10, civilians were killed or wounded duringout of which one third were children. Reportedly, countless deadly attacks were carried out in urban areas by insurgents.
Airstrikes and night raids by the US and Afghan forces also caused heavy civilian casualties. According to Nicholas Kristoffimproved healthcare resulting from the war has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
A September Taliban attack destroyed most number of buildings of the main hospital in southern Afghanistan and killed almost 40 people, due to which the country is now reportedly struggling to efficiently fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Sincemore than 5. Afghans who interpreted for the British army have been tortured and killed in Afghanistan, including their families.
Taxes on opium exports became one of the mainstays of Taliban income. According to Rashid, "drug money funded the weapons, ammunition and fuel for the war. He added that the Taliban had come to increasingly rely on three sources of money: "poppy, the Pakistanis and bin Laden".
The trafficking of accumulated stocks continued in and Inthe UN mentioned the "existence of significant stocks of opiates accumulated during previous years of bumper harvests". In September — before 11 September attacks against the US — the Taliban allegedly authorized Afghan peasants to sow opium again. Soon after the invasion opium production increased markedly.
United States officials have stated that winning the War on drugs in Afghanistan is integral for winning the War on Terror in Afghanistan, asking for international assistance in drug eradication efforts. As ofthe Afghan government has cooperated with Taliban forces to provide education services: in Khogyani Districtthe government is given "nominal control" by local Taliban fighters in return for paying the wages of teachers whom the Taliban appoint in local schools.
As of8. While the Taliban typically opposed girls' education, in in Khogyani District it has allowed girls to receive education in order to improve its standing among local residents. War crimes a serious violation of the laws and customs of war giving rise to individual criminal responsibility  have been committed by both sides including civilian massacres, bombings of civilian targets, terrorism, use of torture and the murder of prisoners of war.
Additional common crimes include theft, arson, and destruction of property not warranted by military necessity. On 7 AugustTaliban gunmen killed medical aid workers in Afghanistan.
After returning from an on foot trip to provide medical aid and care, the group of six Americans, a Briton, a German and four Afghans was accosted and shot by gunmen in a nearby forest in the Hindu Kush mountains.
This attack on aid workers constitutes one of the many war crimes committed by the Taliban. InAmnesty International reported that the Taliban committed mass murder and gang rape of Afghan civilians in Kunduz. But everything they've done has violated both. I don't know who can rescue us from this situation. On 25 Julythere were three explosions in the capital of Kabul that killed at least fifteen people, leaving dozens wounded. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up nearby and this resulted in another seven dead.
Reports place US ground troops at the scene. Passaro was found guilty of one count of felony assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of misdemeanor assault. On 10 Augusthe was sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison. Fifteen soldiers were charged. During the summer ofISAF charged five United States Army soldiers with the murder of three Afghan civilians in Kandahar province and collecting their body parts as trophies in what came to be known as the Maywand District murders.
In addition, seven soldiers were charged with crimes such as hashish use, impeding an investigation and attacking the whistleblowerSpecialist Justin Stoner. A British Royal Marine Sergeant, identified as Sergeant Alexander Blackman from Taunton, Somerset,  was convicted at court martial in Wiltshire of the murder of an unarmed, reportedly wounded, Afghan fighter in Helmand Province in September Inafter appeal to the Court Martial Appeal Court CMAChis conviction was lessened to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and the sentence was reduced to seven years effectively releasing Blackman due to time served.
On 11 Marchthe Kandahar massacre occurred when sixteen civilians were killed and six wounded in the Panjwayi District of Kandahar ProvinceAfghanistan. After pleading guilty to sixteen counts of premeditated murder, Bales was sentenced to life in prison without parole and dishonorably discharged from the United States Army. Doctors Without Borders officials said: "Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the MSF team.
The team had full access to classified information, and the investigation includes more than 3, pages of documentary evidence, much of it classified. However, the investigation did not conclude that these failures amounted to a war crime. The label "war crimes" is typically reserved for intentional acts—intentionally targeting civilians or intentionally targeting protected objects like hospitals.
In NovemberAmnesty International accused the Pentagon of covering up evidence related to war crimestorture and unlawful killings in Afghanistan.
In Septemberthe United States threatened to arrest and impose sanctions on International Criminal Court judges and other officials if they tried to charge any US soldier who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. The Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda provided a report that established "a reasonable basis" that crimes had been committed, but they decided against continuing because the US and other parties would not cooperate.
In Marchsenior judges at the international criminal court called for the investigation into war crimes by the USAfghan and Taliban troops in Afghanistan. The cost of the war reportedly was a major factor as US officials considered drawing down troops in Some was sold to Afghans as scrap metal. Petraeusinsisted that the Taliban were gaining strength.
He cited a recent increase in attacks in Afghanistan and in neighboring Pakistan. Petraeus insisted that the problems in Afghanistan were more complicated than the ones he had faced in Iraq during his tour and required removing widespread sanctuaries and strongholds.
Observers have argued that the mission in Afghanistan is hampered by a lack of agreement on objectives, a lack of resources, lack of coordination, too much focus on the central government at the expense of local and provincial governments, and too much focus on the country instead of the region. InAfghanistan moved three places in Transparency International 's annual index of corruption, becoming the world's second most-corrupt country just ahead of Somalia.
Eight years is enough to know better about the corrupt, mafia system of President Hamid Karzai. My people are crushed between two powerful enemies. From the sky, occupation forces bomb and kill civilians … and on the ground, the Taliban and warlords continue their crimes. It is better that they leave my country; my people are that fed up. Occupation will never bring liberation, and it is impossible to bring democracy by war.
Pakistan plays a central role in the conflict. The question is what does Pakistan's army want to achieve …? They want to gain influence in the region"  About the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan he stated: "[T]hey fight for the US national interest but … without them we will face massacre and disaster and God knows what type of a future Afghanistan will have. For example, Iran is making efforts to expand influence into Afghanistan and fill the vacuum.
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are other 'dominant players'. Once enemies, Iran and the Taliban have strengthened ties, with Russian assistance as well, to 'bleed' the American force.
Pakistan has also given economic support and encouraged increased Iran-Taliban ties. Iran and Russia, emboldened by their alliance in the Syrian Civil Warhave also initiated a 'proxy war' in Afghanistan against the US. The article says that Afghans yearn for the days when they were at the center of the thriving Silk Road connecting China to Europe.
Iran plans to build roads from Afghanistan to the Persian Gulf so that Afghanistan would not be landlocked anymore. China has also been quietly expanding its influence. Since China has signed mining contracts with Kabul  and is even building a military base in Badakshan to counter regional terrorism from the ETIM.
The Diplomat says that China has the potential to play an important role in bringing peace and stability to the region. According to senior administration officials, Donald Trump said during a meeting at the White House in July that the US was losing the war and had considered firing the US generals in charge.
In December The Washington Post published 2, pages of government documents, mostly transcripts of interviews with more than key figures involved in prosecuting the Afghanistan war. According to the Post and the Guardian, the documents dubbed the Afghanistan Papers showed that US officials consistently and deliberately misled the American public about the unwinnable nature of the conflict,  and some commentators and foreign policy experts subsequently drew comparisons to the release of the Pentagon Papers.
By May the Afghan Army had accomplished this interim goal and was on track to reach its ultimate number ofby Inthe Afghan National Army had limited fighting capacity. In one new unit in Baghlan Provincesoldiers had been found cowering in ditches rather than fighting. Michael Bell, who was one of a team of US and Hungarian mentors tasked with training Afghan soldiers.
I couldn't get them to shoot their weapons. The Afghan Army was plagued by inefficiency and endemic corruption. Afghan soldiers often snipped the command wires of IEDs instead of marking them and waiting for US forces to come to detonate them. This allowed insurgents to return and reconnect them. Desertion was a significant problem. One in every four combat soldiers quit the Afghan Army during the month period ending in Septemberaccording to data from the US Defense Department and the Inspector General for Reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Within the ANSF there are also strong external loyalties to factions who themselves compete for influence and access to resources. All this means that the ANSF may not work as they officially should. Rather it appears that the political economy of the ANSF prevents them from working like modern organisations — the very prerequisite' of the Resolute Support Mission. There is evidence that Afghan officers and officials, especially in the higher echelons, appropriate large parts of the vast resource flows which are directed by international donors into the ANA.
Most Afghan fighters being trained by the U. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has reported that roughly half of Afghan soldiers brought to the United States for training go absent without leave which may inhibit the operational readiness of their units back in Afghanistan, negatively impact the morale of other trainees and home units and pose security risks to the United States.
The Afghan National Police provides support to the Afghan army. Police officers in Afghanistan are also largely illiterate. They were widely accused of demanding bribes. The armed opposition or anti-government elements — some Western news media tend to address them all simply as "Taliban"  — have from into shifted their tactics from frontal attacks on pro-government forces to guerrilla type activities, including suicide, car and road side bombs IEDsand targeted assassinations, said a UNAMA report in July In —, according to the Christian Science Monitor16 improvised explosive devices IEDs were planted in girls' schools in Afghanistan, but there is no certainty who did it.
InColonel Richard Kempformerly Commander of British forces in Afghanistan and current intelligence coordinator for the British government — thus part of the anti-Taliban coalition ISAFmade these comments about the Taliban tactics and strategy as he perceived them:.
Like Hamas in Gazathe Taliban in southern Afghanistan are masters at shielding themselves behind the civilian population and then melting in among them for protection. Women and children are trained and equipped to fight, collect intelligence, and ferry arms and ammunition between battles. Female suicide bombers are increasingly common. The use of women to shield gunmen as they engage NATO forces is now so normal it is deemed barely worthy of comment. Schools and houses are routinely booby-trapped.
Snipers shelter in houses deliberately filled with women and children. Beginning ininsurgent forces in Afghanistan began using a tactic of insider attacks on ISAF and Afghan military forces.
In the attacks, Taliban personnel or sympathizers belonging to, or pretending to belong to, the Afghan military or police forces attack ISAF personnel, often within the security of ISAF military bases and Afghan government facilities.
Infor Why The War, 21 insider attacks killed 35 coalition personnel. Forty-six insider attacks killed 63 and wounded 85 coalition troops, mostly American, in the first 11 months of However, on 5 Augusta gunman in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on a number of international military personnel, killing a US general and wounding about 15 officers and soldiers, including a German brigadier general and 8 US troops, at a training base west of Kabul.
In Novemberthe CNN reported widespread relief amongst Kabul's residents after the Taliban fled the city, with young men shaving off their beards and women taking off their burqas. Polls of Afghans displayed strong opposition to the Taliban and significant support of the US military presence. However, the idea of permanent US military bases was not popular in In a June Gallup survey, about half of Afghan respondents felt that additional US forces would help stabilize the security situation in the southern provinces.
But opinions varied widely; residents in the troubled South were mostly mixed or uncertain, while those in the West largely disagreed that more US troops would help the situation. In Decembermany Afghan tribal heads and local leaders from the south and east called for US troop withdrawals.
In late JanuaryAfghan protesters took to the streets for three straight days and blocked traffic on a highway that links Kabul and Kandahar. Ghazni residents insisted that the dead were civilians. Only Israel and Kenya citizens were in favor of the war. The authors of the survey mentioned a "global unease with major world powers" and in America that "Afghan War not worth it". Majorities in 7 out of 12 NATO member countries wanted troops withdrawn as soon as possible.
In there was a strong opposition to war in Afghanistan in 21 of 24 countries surveyed. Authors of articles on the issue mentioned that "Australians lose faith in Afghan War effort" and "cruel human toll of fight to win Afghan peace".
The global survey reported that majorities or pluralities in 18 out of 25 countries wanted NATO to remove their troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible. In a nation June survey of global public opinion, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found international opposition to the war. In 41, pluralities wanted NATO troops out as soon as possible.
Majorities in 7 out of 12 NATO member countries said troops should be withdrawn as soon as possible. A nation Pew Global Attitudes survey in June similarly found that majorities or pluralities in 21 of 24 countries want the US and NATO to remove their troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible.
Following that June global survey, however, public opinion in Australia and Britain diverged from that in the US. A majority of Australians and Britons now want their troops home. The war has been the subject of large protests around the world starting with the large-scale demonstrations in the days leading up to the invasion and every year since.
Many protesters consider the bombing and invasion of Afghanistan to be unjustified aggression. Multiple accounts document human rights violations in Afghanistan. Amnesty International said that up to civilians were killed in by bombs, mostly on roads or carried by suicide attackers belonging to the Taliban. NATO has alleged that the Taliban have used civilians as human shields.
A spokesman for the ISAF commander said: "This was a deliberate plan by the Taliban to create a civilian casualty crisis. These were not human shields; these were human sacrifices. We have intelligence that points to this.
In the third week of July40 Taliban militants attacked the village of Geriveh, Ghor Provincewhere they beat up and killed the parents of a year-old girl, Qamar Gul, because her father complained about Taliban on demand for tax payments. The year-old Qamar Gul grabbed her father's rifle AK and opened fire on the Taliban insurgents, killing 2 of them and injuring one.
According to the local report, Gul and her little brother continued to fight the other insurgents before they were driven out by the other villagers, who also took up weapons. The Afghanistan government praised the Gul's bravery. White phosphorus has been condemned by human rights organizations as cruel and inhumane because it causes severe burns.
White phosphorus burns on the bodies of civilians wounded in clashes near Bagram were confirmed. The US claims at least 44 instances in which militants have used white phosphorus in weapons or attacks. Human rights abuses against Afghan refugees and asylum seekers have been documented.
Afghan refugees in Iranfor example, were not allowed attend public schools,   "faced with restrictions on property ownership, freedom of movement, and access to government services As the price of citizenship for their family members, Afghan children as young as 14 were recruited to fight in Iraq and Syria for a six-month tour.
Afghan refugees were regularly denied visa to travel between countries to visit their family members, faced long delays usually a few years  in processing of their visa applications to visit family members for purposes such as weddings, gravely ill family member, burial ceremonies, and university graduation ceremonies; potentially violating rights including free movementright to family life and the right to an effective remedy.
Many Afghan refugees were not permitted to visit their family members for a decade or two. Studies have shown abnormally high mental health issues and suicide rates among Afghan refugees and their children living in the west.
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The UN hoped the agreement would clear the way for a political settlement to end the civil war, but in January there was a sudden escalation in hostilities between the Houthis and coalition-led forces, with fighting on several front lines, missile strikes and air raids.
In April the STC declared self-rule in Aden, breaking a peace deal signed with the internationally recognised government, saying it would govern the port city and southern provinces. Saudi Arabia announced a unilateral ceasefire the same month due to coronavirus pandemic but the Houthis rejected it, demanding the lifting of air and sea blockades in Sanaa and Hudaydah.
What's been the human cost? In short, Yemen is experiencing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The UN had verified the deaths of at least 7, civilians by Marchwith most caused by Saudi-led coalition air strikes. Monitoring groups believe the death toll is far higher. More than 23, fatalities were reported inmaking it the second most lethal year of the war so far.
Thousands more civilians have died from preventable causes, including malnutrition, disease and poor health. The charity Save the Children estimated that 85, children with severe acute malnutrition might have died between April and October Some 20 million people need help securing food, according to the UN. Almost 10 million of them are considered "one step away from famine".
An estimated 2 million children are acutely malnourishedincluding almostchildren under five years old who are struggling to survive. With only half of the country's 3, medical facilities fully functioning, almost 20 million people lack access to adequate healthcare. And almost 18 million do not have enough clean water or access to adequate sanitation.
Yemen: Finding near-famine - and lots of food Yemen's civilians pay price of blockade Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering The horrors of Yemen's spiralling cholera crisis. Consequently, medics have struggled to deal with the largest cholera outbreak ever recorded, which has resulted in more than 2. The United Nations has warned that the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could "exceed the combined toll of war, disease, and hunger over the last five years.
The UN also issued a desperate plea for financial aid saying its operations in the country, including vital health services, were severely underfunded. The war has displaced more than 3. Why should this matter for the rest of the world? What happens in Yemen can greatly Why The War regional tensions. It also worries the West because of the threat of attacks - such as from al-Qaeda or IS affiliates - emanating from the country as it becomes more unstable. The conflict is also seen as part of a regional power struggle between Shia-ruled Iran and Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia.
Gulf Arab states - backers of President Hadi - have accused Iran of bolstering the Houthis financially and militarily, though Iran has denied this. Yemen is also strategically important because it sits on a strait linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden, through which much of the world's oil shipments pass.
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