Afghanistan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#5
0

Communities at risk

Hazara, Pashtun, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turkmen, Baluchis

Summary

Civilian casualties reached a record high in Afghanistan in 2016, even as the EU concluded a deal to repatriate tens of thousands of Afghans who had sought safety in Europe. According to the UN, 3,498 civilians were killed and 7,920 wounded, with the Taliban, ISIS and other insurgent groups responsible for 61 per cent of these casualties and pro-government forces causing 23 per… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.1385
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8.6
Rise of factionalized elites8.6
Voice and Accountability-1.152
Political Stability-2.502
Rule of Law-1.593
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL20.374

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Civilian casualties reached a record high in Afghanistan in 2016, even as the EU concluded a deal to repatriate tens of thousands of Afghans who had sought safety in Europe. According to the UN, 3,498 civilians were killed and 7,920 wounded, with the Taliban, ISIS and other insurgent groups responsible for 61 per cent of these casualties and pro-government forces causing 23 per cent. The UN noted a significant increase in attacks against schools and hospitals, by both the Taliban and ISIS-affiliated groups, following a US attack on a hospital in Kunduz the year before. Major coordinated attacks on the capital Kabul have increased, and targeted attacks against the Hazara minority continue.