UN Says Afghan Civilian Casualties up 47 Percent in 2021 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UN Says Afghan Civilian Casualties up 47 Percent in 2021

With fighting raging in Afghanistan, a new UN report found that civilian casualties have skyrocketed in 2021, up 47 percent from the year before.

The UN’s Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 5,183 civilian casualties between January and June, of which 1,659 were deaths. The months of May and June were especially brutal. The report found nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were injured or killed in those two months alone.

“Of serious concern is the acute rise in the number of civilians killed and injured in the period from 1 May, with almost as many civilian casualties in the May-June period as recorded in the entire preceding four months,” the UNAMA said.

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