Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths said that 97 percent of Afghans are living in poverty with 20 million people are facing food insecurity and hunger.
Griffiths made the remarks on the situation of Afghanistan at a UN Security Council’s meeting.
“97 percent of Afghans live in poverty. Two-third of the population needs humanitarian assistance to survive. 20 million people face acute hunger,” he said.
With winter is on the corner millions of Afghans are facing dire situation.
“I am looking everywhere for work. No one give us a job. We are eight people in the family. My mother is a teacher. My father was a colonel but he has been retired. They wouldn’t pay hid ransom," said Zabiullah, a resident of Kabul.
Analysts suggest that there is a need for aid in areas to provide job opportunities to the people.
“In case, we want to reduce poverty in the country. We are in need of aid in the fields that can provide jobs so that the people can be helped," said Mir Shikib Meer, an analyst.
The World Bank has reported that the real GDP of Afghanistan will contract further, with an accumulated contraction of close to 30-35 percent between 2021 and 2022.