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PARTIES TO AFGHAN CONFLICT SHOULD ESCALATE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN 2011

KABUL – 9 MARCH 2011 – Parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan should escalate their efforts to protect Afghan civilians in 2011, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said today on releasing their 2010 Annual Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. (more…)

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Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Even though nearly 4,700 people lost their lives to terrorist activities in Pakistan in the first 10 months of 2010, the general public are now showing a remakable lack of concern at the ‘curse’, a study has revealed. (more…)

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Reuters
By Jonathon Burch
Fri Nov 19, 2010
KABUL

NATO allies must do more to protect civilians as Afghan forces start to take over from foreign troops, with security rapidly deteriorating for most Afghans and violence set to increase in 2011, aid groups said on Friday.

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By: David Wood
PoliticsDaily
October 7, 2010

A study published by the Open Society Foundations shows that Afghans blame US for civilian casualties.  The report also calls for the Afghan government to set up an independent organization to maintain a national registry of civilian victims that would list cause of death and who is responsible and urges the international community to extend recent troop directives to reduce the potential for civilian casualties.

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The U.S. military released a new tally showing that nearly 77,000 Iraqis were killed from early 2004 to mid 2008, falling well below the figures of the Iraqi government and some international organizations, an Iraqi newspaper said on Saturday.

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In a new report out today, CIVIC documents civilian losses as the result of armed conflict and  their consequences.  Since 2001, Pakistani military operations, US drone strikes, militant and terror attacks, and other forms of conflict-related violence have killed or injured thousands and displaced millions in northwest Pakistan.

CIVIC’s Christopher Rogers spent a year living in Pakistan and conducted 160 interviews with civilian victims, including in the northwest. The report provides an in-depth, firsthand account of civilian victims’ urgent needs – needs that receive too little attention from all parties involved.

CIVIC argues an obligation of all parties – the US and Pakistani governments, the Pakistani military, and militant groups – to recognize and redress civilian harm. The report also proposes specific measures for warring parties and their partners to finally acknowledge, dignify, and make amends for losses of civilians caught in the crossfire.

To attend an event with Christopher Rogers, click here: Events

To access the report, click here: “Civilian Harm and Conflict in Northwest Pakistan”

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The Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) repeatedly violated international humanitarian law during the last five months of their 30-year civil war. Although both sides committed atrocities throughout the many years of conflict, the scale and nature of violations particularly worsened from January 2009 to the government’s declaration of victory in May. Evidence gathered by the International Crisis Group suggests that these months saw tens of thousands of Tamil civilian men, women, children and the elderly killed, countless more wounded, and hundreds of thousands deprived of adequate food and medical care, resulting in more deaths. (more…)

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