Kaj Educational Center Suicide Blast, Afghanistan
Saturday, Oct 01, 2022
On September 30, 2022 an explosion, reportedly caused by a deliberate attack, inside Kaj Educational Center in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul has killed 25 people and injured 56 people, the victims are mostly young women studying for their university entrance exam.
Statement by Asuntha Charles, World Vision Afghanistan National Director:
“It is with deep sorrow that we learned once again, that innocent young lives have fallen victim to a cruel and senseless attack. This inhumane act has taken the lives of people and has engulfed many families in utter sorrow and devastation. When someone goes to a facility to learn, they hope to learn, grow and have a future, where they can play a role in making a brighter tomorrow for themselves, their families and their communities.
"The next generation of Afghanistan is at breaking point. Their safety and protection must be prioritised by all duty bearers. World Vision condemns the reported deliberate targeting of an educational facility. World Vision calls for a peaceful solution to protect civilian life in Afghanistan. We send our thoughts to the families of the deceased at this utterly tragic time.”
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For the past 21 years, through a range of holistic, integrated humanitarian projects that promote change and improve well-being, World Vision has been serving the children, families and communities in Afghanistan. Every year, over 488,600 children and adults benefit from World Vision Afghanistan’s programmes, which currently operate in four provinces and cities throughout Afghanistan.