kabul [Afghanistan]June 16 (ANI): Unemployment in Afghanistan has increased significantly over the past two years, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a report, Taliban-based TOLO News reported.
“Unemployment damages the lives of millions of people in Afghanistan, among other humanitarian crises. People with disabilities are among the hardest hit,” the report said. ICRC urges international community and development organizations to start investing in Afghanistan .
“The ICRC welcomes any decision that would enable Afghan families to better cope with the dire economic situation and calls on the international community and development organizations to resume investment in Afghanistan to prevent further deterioration,” Tolo News reported.
Meanwhile, economist Darya Khan Baheer said that a lot of aid needs to be channeled into large infrastructure and economic projects to create a favorable employment environment for people and reduce their economic problems, TOLO News reported.
Meanwhile, some in Kabul are urging the Taliban and aid groups to provide jobs. Saifulah, a Kabul resident, said the Taliban should increase job opportunities for the poor and destitute.
The Taliban-led economy ministry said it was necessary to invest in infrastructure projects. Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy minister of the Taliban-led economy ministry, said: “As long as the economic infrastructure in Afghanistan is strengthened, we will overcome poverty to some extent. Our efforts are Direct the international community’s aid to infrastructure and development projects,” according to TOLO News.
Nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan, or 44 percent of the Afghan population, do not have access to enough food, according to a report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to news reports. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, nearly 20 million Afghans do not have enough to eat and 34 million Afghans live in poverty.
Last week, young people in Kabul said that with unemployment rising in Afghanistan, young people must follow the path of illegal immigration, TOLO News reported. Young people said that under the current circumstances, it has become more difficult to pay living expenses, so they have to go to neighboring countries or further afield.
Abubaker, a resident of Laghman and the head of a family of nine, decided to travel to Iran illegally. “I want to work in Iran, I’m in Year 12, but now I’m leaving school,” Abubek said. Fed up with poverty, Kabul’s youth are calling on the Taliban to provide opportunities in jobs and education. (Arnie)
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