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Kabul Residents Complain of High Food, Fuel Prices

 A number of Kabul residents expressed their concern over the rising prices of food and fuel and other basic items amid the winter's cold weather.

According to residents, unemployment and the rising prices of fuel and food pose mounting challenges.

 Koko Gul, who lives in a tent in the remote area of Kabul, says that she cannot afford to buy wood this winter.

“There was no money, I could not buy firewood or a heater. I collected a bit of dung and plastic, but it is not enough for the winter,” Koko Gul told TOLOnews.

Koko Gul, who currently lives in a tent, has lost her husband and for a long time has been the sole breadwinner of her family.

She says that her children sleep hungry many nights. “Last night, I cried all night because they said that the price of flour has risen,” said Koko Gul.

Meanwhile, some of the country's citizens say that they have no way to heat their homes in the cold weather.

“When there is a job opportunity in the country, we do not need charity. If there is any kind of work, I will do it, but there is not,” said Sayed Habibiullah, a Kabul resident.

“The prices are high, I myself have not worked for five years, I am trying to find a job,” said Zabiullah, a Kabul resident.

As the afghani dropped sharply against dollar, the price of fuel has risen, but the price of wood and coal has not changed too much.

“The price of wood has not changed. This year the price of wood has not changed at all, but people are rarely coming to buy wood” said Baba Pahlawan, a wood seller.

“Currently, 560(kilos) of coal is 6,000 Afs,” said Ali Dad, a coal seller.

This comes as the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in its latest report that ninety-eight percent of Afghans do not have adequate access to the food.

Kabul Residents Complain of High Food, Fuel Prices

Meanwhile, some of the country's citizens say that they have no way to heat their homes in the cold weather.

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 A number of Kabul residents expressed their concern over the rising prices of food and fuel and other basic items amid the winter's cold weather.

According to residents, unemployment and the rising prices of fuel and food pose mounting challenges.

 Koko Gul, who lives in a tent in the remote area of Kabul, says that she cannot afford to buy wood this winter.

“There was no money, I could not buy firewood or a heater. I collected a bit of dung and plastic, but it is not enough for the winter,” Koko Gul told TOLOnews.

Koko Gul, who currently lives in a tent, has lost her husband and for a long time has been the sole breadwinner of her family.

She says that her children sleep hungry many nights. “Last night, I cried all night because they said that the price of flour has risen,” said Koko Gul.

Meanwhile, some of the country's citizens say that they have no way to heat their homes in the cold weather.

“When there is a job opportunity in the country, we do not need charity. If there is any kind of work, I will do it, but there is not,” said Sayed Habibiullah, a Kabul resident.

“The prices are high, I myself have not worked for five years, I am trying to find a job,” said Zabiullah, a Kabul resident.

As the afghani dropped sharply against dollar, the price of fuel has risen, but the price of wood and coal has not changed too much.

“The price of wood has not changed. This year the price of wood has not changed at all, but people are rarely coming to buy wood” said Baba Pahlawan, a wood seller.

“Currently, 560(kilos) of coal is 6,000 Afs,” said Ali Dad, a coal seller.

This comes as the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in its latest report that ninety-eight percent of Afghans do not have adequate access to the food.

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