Over four decades of war has crippled every major institution in Afghanistan. Recent events has changed the governing structure of Afghanistan, however, war still continues and civilians are caught in the conflict.
The UNAMA began its record-keeping for causalities in Afghanistan in 2007. Since 2009, the war has led to 55,032 civilian casualties with an average of 14 civilians each day in 2021. Since 2009, 19,142 civilians have been killed.
Watson Institute for International and Public affairs estiamtes that about 241,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan and Pakistan war zone since 2001.The actual number may be much higher as incidents in remote areas may not be accurately recorded, if recorded at all.