Secretary-General commented on three "interlinked strategic shifts" in Afghanistan that point to the emergence of an "aid effectiveness framework." With UNAMA
as the coordinator, these included (1) an emphasis on civilian efforts, (2) a focus on subnational governance and service delivery, and (3) signs that the international efforts are beginning to line up behind comprehensive government programs that, by agreement, serve as the basis for moving forward.
The first organization on the scene was UNAMA
, who arrived almost an hour after the event.
While the interim Afghan government in Kabul has been in power for three months, UNAMA
officials are expected to assume responsibility for Afghan reconstruction efforts together with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) now overseeing military operations.
Aerial operations from January through June killed and injured 519 people - 150 of which were child casualties (89 deaths and 61 injured) - a 39 per cent increase in civilian casualties from airstrikes compared to the same period last year, according to UNAMA
said, 'As all stakeholders must work toward building trust and confidence in the election process, it is hoped that the campaigns will provide the Afghan people with sufficient information and understanding for them to exercise an informed choice for their next president.'
Emphasizing that Afghanistan faces crucial months ahead with the need to ensure a transparent, inclusive presidential vote, he said it is important that UNAMA
work with the new election commissioners to identify challenges and priorities.
says it is outraged by Kabul bombing when communities across Afghanistan are marking a day of special religious significance.
found that ground engagements were the second leading cause of civilian casualties, followed by targeted and deliberate killings, aerial operations and explosive remnants of war.
renews its call on parties to the conflict to increase efforts to protect the civilian population and encourages parties to work towards reaching a peaceful settlement, the Voice of America reported.
As per UNAMA
report total 8019 people suffered causalities in Afghanistan in different incidents including suicide attacks, armed clashes, coordinated attacks and IED blasts.
extends its condolences to the families of all of those killed in the explosion and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured."
report highlighted that 'Anti-Government Elements' remain responsible for 72 per cent of all civilian casualties.