On World Labor Day, laborers expressed frustration over their ongoing economic difficulties and high rate of unemployment.
International organizations noted that more than half of the households in Afghanistan are struggling to afford food.
Sediqullah, who is working on a Kabul street, said that he is not able to earn enough money to support his family.
“Sometimes, I walk on the street to find a job, but I cannot earn even 100 Afs,” he said.
The laborers who were interviewed by TOLOnews called on the Islamic Emirate to provide them with job opportunities.
“The unemployment is at its peak. I stay from morning until (the afternoon) but I still go back home with bare hands,” said Ghulam Faroq, a resident of Kabul.
“I find work for one day and then I am jobless for another three days,” said Nabi, a resident of Kabul.
The severe economic crisis in Afghanistan has even forced families to send their underage children to work.
The Ministry of Public Works said that more than 150 centers of technical and professional craft professions are active in various provinces of Afghanistan. According to the ministry, around 20,000 staff members are entering the markets.
“The Ministry of Public Works is planning to extend these centers to the districts,” said Abdul Wahid Faiz, an official of the ministry.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy said that the construction of major economic projects will provide job opportunities for people.
“In the ongoing year, we try to provide jobs for the youth through supporting small and moderate industries, and also through supporting major economic projects and half-finished projects,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy Minister of Economy.
According to a Report of the International Labor Organization, 900,000 people have become jobless in 2022. However the number of jobless people is expected to increase after the Islamic Emirate banned women from working at NGOs.