The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

More Afghans at risk of sinking below the poverty

More than 90 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a response to the country’s economic crises is urgently launched.
The most recent study indicates that real GDP could contract by as much as 13.2 percent, leading to an increase in the poverty rate of up to 25 percentage points.
Currently, half of the population is already in need of humanitarian support.
The increasing poverty and unemployment of people in Afghanistan have created many problems for both the people and the government.
This comes amid of concern raised by the United Nations in connection with increasing poverty in the country.
Meanwhile, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths in his recent tweet has said that millions of Afghans are facing with poverty, half of the people urgently need access to clean water and sanitation and millions others remain in neighboring countries.
The concerns about coping with the humanitarian crisis in the approaching winter have grown as poverty in Afghanistan has spread extensively. In 3 years, Afghanistan’s poverty rate has climbed from 47% to 97%, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report.
The Afghan people’s concerns regarding their hardships with poverty have grown as winter draws closer.
People in various parts of Afghanistan lament and complain about the lack of resources and extreme poverty.
Even while these issues persisted under the previous administration, the OCHA’s most recent report notes that “only in three years, Afghans living in extreme poverty increased from 47% to 97%.”
According to the report by OCHA, the poverty rate soared from 47% in 2020 to 70% in 2021 and then to 97% in 2022. This means that currently, 97% of the Afghan population lives under the poverty line as Afghanistan faces one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
The rate of poverty in Afghanistan in the report has been linked to factors such as the decline in income, a rise in food costs and inflation, drought, unemployment, and natural catastrophes.
Afghanistan’s population has long struggled with poverty and unemployment, but despite their extensive experience and educational credentials in a variety of political, cultural, and social fields, hundreds of young people are still jobless.
Mohammad Daud

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.