Afghanistan-Memorial Center/War Victims

Afghan memorial center a standing reminder of civilian casualties

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Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of war victims' personal items in glass box
2. Yasir, brother of a victim, talking with reporter
3. Picture of Cawsar, Yasir's sister
4. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Yasir, brother of a victim (full name not given):
"The center found photos of my sister on the internet. At that time, I was not aware of this memorial. Then I found this place and brought my sister's clothes for exhibition."

FILE: Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 15, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese Mainland)
5. Education center damaged in bomb blast
6. Paper stained with blood
7. Debris
8. Book stained with blood

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Yasir, brother of a victim (full name not given):
"I have come here about seven to eight times since the center opened. The belongings of thousands of victims, not only my sister's, are displayed here, with their stories being told. I hope one day there will be no more personal items from victims' sent here."
10. Various of personal items in glass box
11. Paper on wall
12. Visitors at center
13. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Neamatullah, student (full name not given):
"I want peace instead of war. I hope Afghanistan can find peace with the help of other countries, and our government can bring us peace so that I can continue my study and have a life."
14. Words reading "Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue"
15. People in front of building

Storyline


A memorial center in Kabul houses the personal belongings of countless victims who died during the decades of the Afghan war, a preservation and reminder of the people lost by this catastrophe.

A UN report estimated that more than two million Afghan civilians have been killed from 1978 to 2001. In the first half of 2019, at least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the war against militant groups, according to a report by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

To prevent war victims fading away from the country's memory, the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization (AHRDO) started a project in 2011 which gathered pictures, names, stories and personal items of Afghan war victims.

After eight years, the Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue opened in February 2019, with over 4,000 pieces of belongings from over 350 broken families on display to tell their stories.

One of the items is a portrait of Cawsar, a 14-year-old school girl who was killed by suicide bombing, which took 48 lives in an education center on August 15, 2018 in Kabul.

"The center found photos of my sister on the internet. At that time, I was not aware of this memorial. Then I found this place and brought my sister's clothes for exhibition," said Yasir, Cawsar's older brother.

Yasir often comes here as the center is a safe place to remember his sister and to heal his pain.

"I have come here about seven to eight times since the center opened. The belongings of thousands of victims, not only my sister's, are displayed here, with their stories being told. I hope one day there will be no more personal items from victims' sent here," said Yasir.

A glass box shock people with the mountain of blood-stained clothing and broken items inside. It holds within the belongings of some 97 Afghans who died in a 2016 blast, one of the deadliest bombings in Afghanistan.

Growing up amid continuous war, students from local high schools and colleges who are invited to the center, expressed their hope for peace.

"I want peace instead of war. I hope Afghanistan can find peace with the help of other countries, and our government can bring us peace so that I can continue my study and have a life," said Neamatullah, a student visiting the center.

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  • ID : 8121437
  • Published : 2019-09-11 15:55
  • Last Modified : 2019-09-11 16:26:34
  • Location : Kabul,Afghanistan
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 2'06
  • Audio Language : Dari/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2

Afghanistan-Memorial Center/War Victims

Afghan memorial center a standing reminder of civilian casualties

Dateline : Recent/File

Location : Kabul,Afghanistan

Duration : 2'06

  • English


Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of war victims' personal items in glass box
2. Yasir, brother of a victim, talking with reporter
3. Picture of Cawsar, Yasir's sister
4. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Yasir, brother of a victim (full name not given):
"The center found photos of my sister on the internet. At that time, I was not aware of this memorial. Then I found this place and brought my sister's clothes for exhibition."

FILE: Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 15, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese Mainland)
5. Education center damaged in bomb blast
6. Paper stained with blood
7. Debris
8. Book stained with blood

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Yasir, brother of a victim (full name not given):
"I have come here about seven to eight times since the center opened. The belongings of thousands of victims, not only my sister's, are displayed here, with their stories being told. I hope one day there will be no more personal items from victims' sent here."
10. Various of personal items in glass box
11. Paper on wall
12. Visitors at center
13. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Neamatullah, student (full name not given):
"I want peace instead of war. I hope Afghanistan can find peace with the help of other countries, and our government can bring us peace so that I can continue my study and have a life."
14. Words reading "Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue"
15. People in front of building


A memorial center in Kabul houses the personal belongings of countless victims who died during the decades of the Afghan war, a preservation and reminder of the people lost by this catastrophe.

A UN report estimated that more than two million Afghan civilians have been killed from 1978 to 2001. In the first half of 2019, at least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the war against militant groups, according to a report by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

To prevent war victims fading away from the country's memory, the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization (AHRDO) started a project in 2011 which gathered pictures, names, stories and personal items of Afghan war victims.

After eight years, the Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue opened in February 2019, with over 4,000 pieces of belongings from over 350 broken families on display to tell their stories.

One of the items is a portrait of Cawsar, a 14-year-old school girl who was killed by suicide bombing, which took 48 lives in an education center on August 15, 2018 in Kabul.

"The center found photos of my sister on the internet. At that time, I was not aware of this memorial. Then I found this place and brought my sister's clothes for exhibition," said Yasir, Cawsar's older brother.

Yasir often comes here as the center is a safe place to remember his sister and to heal his pain.

"I have come here about seven to eight times since the center opened. The belongings of thousands of victims, not only my sister's, are displayed here, with their stories being told. I hope one day there will be no more personal items from victims' sent here," said Yasir.

A glass box shock people with the mountain of blood-stained clothing and broken items inside. It holds within the belongings of some 97 Afghans who died in a 2016 blast, one of the deadliest bombings in Afghanistan.

Growing up amid continuous war, students from local high schools and colleges who are invited to the center, expressed their hope for peace.

"I want peace instead of war. I hope Afghanistan can find peace with the help of other countries, and our government can bring us peace so that I can continue my study and have a life," said Neamatullah, a student visiting the center.

ID : 8121437

Published : 2019-09-11 15:55

Last Modified : 2019-09-11 16:26:34

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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