Publish dateSaturday 13 January 2024 - 09:29
Story Code : 284053
United Nations: 85% of Afghans earn less than one dollar a day
Officials of the United Nations Development Program, concerned about the spread of poverty in Afghanistan and have said in a statement that the aid of donors to the development program has decreased drastically and the income of about 85 percent of Afghan citizens has reached less than one dollar a day.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The United Nations Development Program has said in a report that the economic situation of Afghan citizens has worsened after August 2021, and 85 percent of the country's people live on an income of less than one dollar a day. The report added that Afghanistan's GDP has decreased by 29% since 2020.
The UNDP report also states that imposing restrictions on women in Afghanistan has caused between 600 million and 1 billion dollars to the economy of this country.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Kani Wignaraja said: "We focus on directly supporting women-owned work, job creation, basic social services, renewable energy and natural event management to keep local economies active, improve people's well-being. 
At the same time, the World Food Program has said that one out of every three people in Afghanistan does not know where his next meal will come from.
The World Food Program has announced that it needs 670 million dollars to help more than 15 million people in Afghanistan.
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman of the United Nations Secretary General, said: "The World Food Program warns that all the provinces of the country are currently in a crisis or at a worse level of food insecurity. Previously, large-scale financial aid helped millions of Afghans to pass through two difficult winters and save more than 5 million citizens of this country from the danger of famine".
The Ministry of Economy says that efforts are being made to solve economic challenges by attracting investment and supporting domestic production and small businesses in the country.
Abdurrahman Habib, the spokesman of the Ministry of Economy, told TOLOnews: "Through the integration of national policies and programs, it is trying to bring about employment and work opportunities and the gradual reduction of poverty, in this sector, to stabilize the country's net domestic production and support the employment sectors.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA has previously said that 23.7 million people in Afghanistan will need humanitarian assistance in 2024.
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