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Statement by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Toby Lanzer

Kabul, 9 May 2019 

Statement by the United Nations Humanitarian
Coordinator, Toby Lanzer 

This year in Afghanistan Ramadan has got off to a very bloody start with civilians in various parts of the country yet again bearing the brunt of violence perpetrated by parties to the conflict. 

Yesterday’s high profile incident in a busy Kabul neighbourhood, targeting a non-governmental organization maimed and claimed the lives of many civilians. 

Such attacks or, indeed, any others that result in death or injury to civilians cannot be justified, and I call on parties to the conflict to protect and respect the safety of all civilians, especially during
the holy month of Ramadan.  

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Office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator
Original Publication Date: 
09 May 2019
Document type: 
Press Statement