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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 20, 201919:16

Many Afghan Children Are Afraid to Go Outside: Save the Children


A two-thirds of parents surveyed in parts of Afghanistan by the Save the Children said that their children are scared of explosions, kidnappings or other forms of extreme violence on their journeys to school. About 600 parents and 90 children across four provinces participated in the survey.
“Only 30 percent of children feels safe at school, with girls feeling less safe than boys,” the Save the Children said.
Other key findings of the report include: 62% of parents said their children had experienced conflict, 38% reported that children harm themselves as a result, 73% of parents said their children experienced mental problems including fear, anxiety, sadne

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