The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Afghanistan has expressed concern over the poor economic situation of the Afghan people, saying that millions of people in the country are facing economic challenges.
The head of the UNDP in Afghanistan said he does not consider humanitarian aid to Afghanistan sufficient and emphasizes that without economic development, Afghanistan will not be stable.
“Humanitarian operations, although very important, are not sufficient and we need to focus on people’s livelihoods, and the reason why we need to focus on people’s livelihoods is, simply, we have millions of people today who are on the verge of economic collapse in addition to the millions of who are already suffering from the humanitarian situation and challenges. We would like to say clearly that if you want to reduce the humanitarian load in Afghanistan, we have to work on livelihoods,” said Abdallah Al Dardari, UNDP resident representative in Afghanistan.
The head of the UNDP in Afghanistan said that the organization is working to meet the living needs of the people.
Meanwhile, the World Food Program (WFP) on Twitter announced the continuation of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
The World Food Program (WFP) says it continues to help people in need across Afghanistan, helping 900,000 people in Badakhshan in the past three months alone.
Officials at the Ministry of Economy say that they are working to boost small businesses with domestic investment.
“We are successful in attracting foreign investment as well as foreign institutions, and at the domestic level we are trying to create and strengthen small businesses with domestic investment,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy.
“The world should interact with Afghanistan, economic sanctions should be removed, Afghanistan's foreign reserves should be removed, and World Bank-funded development projects should be resumed to create jobs and solve the liquidity problem,” said Abdul Nasir Rashtia, an economist.
According to UN figures, 23 million people in Afghanistan are currently starving and 95% of Afghans do not have enough food to eat three times in 24 hours.