07 | 12 | 2019

At least 30 Afghans lost their lives and 7 get injured due to the collapse of a tunnel of a gold mine in northern Afghanistan. During the collapse, 50 people were in the mine.

Poverty, hunger, and impoverishment force the people to recourse to dangerous, for their lives, works in order to survive. The 30 Afghans added to the endless list of the people who died trying to create a better future for them and their families.

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries, expresses its internationalist solidarity to the people of Afghanistan.

The continuing drought in Afghanistan is worsened due to the lack of precipitation in late 2017 and 2018.   The food insecurity and water scarcity are increasing the already high malnutrition rates among children.  The affected children are estimated to be more than 500.000 and more than 3 million people living in conditions of food insecurity.

The WFTU expresses its strong condemnation for the new labor accident as a coal mine tunnel collapse kills at least five workers in Afghanistan.

Our thoughts are with the families and the relatives of the workers who lost their lives, adding their names at the endless list of the dead in an labour accident. As the workers complained, the mine is operating with little regard for safety, and that those working in it were poor workers with no other way to make a living.

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unoAn airstrike targeting Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh, was conducted yesterday in the eastern district of Achin. In the process civilian casualties were incurred. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring of at least 13 others, including at least one boy, in the strike.

In the early morning of 28 September, an international military forces unmanned aerial vehicle conducted an airstrike, reportedly targeting members of ISIL/Daesh, that struck a civilian home killing the 15 civilians.

Destroyed hospital in Kunduz. Screenshot: BBC/MSFIn Kunduz, at 2:10 am local time on Saturday October 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma center was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged. The organization confirms so far the death of nine MSF staff members during the bombing. Latest casualty figures report 37 people seriously wounded, of whom 19 are MSF staff. Some of the most critically injured are being transferred for stabilization to a hospital in Puli Khumri, two hours’ drive away. There are many patients and staff who remain unaccounted for. The numbers may grow as a clearer picture develops of the aftermath of this horrific bombing.

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