Youth in Kabul told TOLOnews that at as the unemployment level in the country rises, young people must inevitably take the path of illegal immigration.
Young people said it has become more difficult to cover the costs of living in the current situation and therefore they have to go to neighboring countries or farther away.
Abubaker is a resident of Laghman and head of a 9-member family and decided to go to Iran illegally.
“I want to go to Iran for work, I am in the 12 grade but now I will leave school,” said Abubaker.
Young people who are fed up with poverty called on the government to provide opportunity in the work and education field.
“There is no work, and we have to go there to another country and travel,” said Emal, a Nangarhar resident.
“We ask the government to provide work for youth and to provide an educated generation so that young people are not forced to go abroad,” said Abdul Ali, a Kabul resident.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy said that they have large economic projects to reduce poverty in the country, which will provide job opportunities for hundreds of young people.
“To reduce poverty, strengthen small and medium industries, activate half-finished projects and developmental projects, as well as launch macroeconomic projects, these are on our agenda,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy of the Economic Ministry.
According to reports, every day hundreds of people go on smuggling routes into neighboring countries.