The European Commission told European Union states this month that “aid is not enough, Afghan people want income and jobs, i.e. the economy to improve,” said a Devex report.
The EU commission "wants to 'refine' the 'basic needs approach' that it agreed with EU countries last fall," in the wake of the change of powerin Kabul.
"Experience from past months’ implementation and contacts with partners, international NGOs and think tanks shows a growing consensus that humanitarian aid and basic needs assistance are important but not sufficient,” the commission added.
Residents of Kabul said that the humanitarian aid alone cannot help their situation and that there should be job opportunities to stabilise their economic situation.
"When aid is provided to the people, it does not remain even for one month. If jobs are created, they can prevent poverty and unemployment," said Ahmadshah, a resident of Kabul.
"I call on the government to provide jobs for the people," a resident of Kabul said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy said that the aid needs to be distributed in coordination with the Islamic Emirate.
"To combat the poverty and unemployment, the organisation should implement their programs in coordination with the relevant ministries and departments, so that it can improve the situation of our citizens," said Abdul Rahman Habib, a spokesman for the Ministry of Economy.
"When aid is provided to Afghanistan, it should be distributed with accountability, otherwise it cannot help the vulnerable people," said Seyar Qureshi, an economist.
Earlier, Germany announced 90 million euros to Afghanistan.