Suffering at ‘Unprecedented Levels’ in Afghanistan: Gallup

Based on Gallup’s findings, suffering among women has increased as 96% of women rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering.

A survey conducted by the Gallup Management consulting company, indicates that “nearly all Afghans (94%) rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering” since the Islamic Emirate came to power in the country of around 40 million.

Based on Gallup’s findings, suffering among women has increased as 96% of women rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering.

The survey says that the drop in daily income of the Afghans and poverty forced the people to leave the country.

According to Gallup, 96% of Afghan women and 92% of men are suffering, 82% suffer from lack of access to shelter and food. 75% women are suffering from being deprived of their rights, 56% of people are seeking to leave the country.

The survey put the rate of poverty at more than 95% in the country since the fall of the former government.

“There is a lot of suffering. One person is suffering from lack of food, accommodation and a job, and another one is suffering from losing his job as an employee and is concerned about his fate,” said Esmatullah, a resident of Kabul.

“I have no one to work. My father is jobless. My brothers are too young and thus, I am obliged to engage in working,” said Tolsi, a resident of Kabul.

Based on Gallup’s report, millions of Afghans are on the brink of starvation as a humanitarian crisis threatens the country.

“The women are banned from going to work and the girls are banned from education. These are all major hardships that could be end by allowing girls to attend school and women to work,” said Shumayal, a women’s rights activist.

According to Gallup, the survey doesn’t only show a high record for Afghanistan but also the highest level of suffering measured for any country since 2005.

Suffering at ‘Unprecedented Levels’ in Afghanistan: Gallup