UNICEF: Facts on Children and Women in Afghanistan- 22.1 million people live in poverty and substandard conditions - Infrastructure in ruins from 21 years of war - Systemic gender discrimination against women and girls - Widespread human rights abuses based on ethnicity, religion and language - Landmines - 309,000 children under five years of age die each year; under-five mortality rate ranks fourth worldwide
JacquelineHarvey.com.au - The offical website of best selling author Jacqueline Harvey BooksAlice Miranda Series Meet Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, possibly the bravest, most positive seven and one quarter year old you’re ever likely to encounter. Alice-Miranda At School In her first adventure, Alice-Miranda At School, Alice-Miranda quickly learns that not everything is as it seems at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. The Headmistress, Miss Grimm hasn’t been seen for ten years.Tommy Donbavand - Author of Scream Street and more!Beverley Naidoo - Award winning authorDavid AlmondCBBC Newsround - The history of the Afghanistan warThis page was made on Wednesday 7th March 2012Last updated at 16:03 The war in Afghanistan began back in 2001. A group called the Taliban had controlled most of the country since 1996 but they were overthrown in November 2001 by British and American armed forces, as well as lots of Afghan fighters from a group called the Northern Alliance. During the time that the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, they allowed an organisation called al-Qaeda to have training camps there.
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