UN Development Program Resident Representative in Afghanistan, Abdallah Al Dardari, said that more than 700,000 jobs have been lost since Aug 2021 in Afghanistan.
Speaking by video to a meeting of the Arab Coordination Group, Dardari asked for help to create 2 million jobs for Afghan women and men in the next three years.
“At the moment, we are facing a universal poverty situation of levels above 90 percent,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy said that the acting government has been trying to draw international support for economic and trade sectors in Afghanistan.
“There are problems but the opportunities are greater than the problems. The international community’s aid could be effective for the Afghan situation,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy Minister of Economy.
Afghanistan faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world according to humanitarian agencies, with the country’s more than $9 billion in assets being frozen by the international community after the Islamic Emirate swept into power last mid-August.
Atiqullah, 40, who has a background of working with private and government organizations, is now forced to engage in street work to make ends meet.
“Who hears us? To whom should we share our problems? No one hears us but God,” he said.
“Our problem is unemployment. The situation is very deteriorated in the city. When you look toward the people, everyone is anxious,” said Abdullah, Atiq’s son.
This comes as on Sunday Da Afghanistan Bank on Twitter said that a cash aid package of more than $40 million arrived in Kabul.