News & Stories Latest News Joint Open Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Afghanaid joined Afghan and international human rights organisations calling for a United Nations-mandated fact-finding mission to investigate escalating attacks on civilians in Afghanistan to promote justice and accountability. Targeted attacks on civilians have been escalating in Afghanistan as foreign troops leave in advance of the 11th September 2021 deadline set by the United States. The attacks have targeted new borns and mothers, students, human and women's right defenders, health professionals, humanitarian workers, and government officials. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has called on the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate attacks on civilians that have occurred since January 2020. Afghanaid along with organisations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Center for Civilians in Conflict, the International Commission of Jurists, and the International Federation for Human Rights support this call. You can read the full letter here.