Poverty Increases in Afghanistan: UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) recently published a report on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan from August 2021 till March 2023.

UNICEF in the report said that the economic crisis has increased the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

“This aid has not and will not have economic effectiveness in any way, because until the development projects are implemented and provide economic assistance to Afghanistan, we will not be able to reduce the poverty and unemployment in the country,” said Abdul Nasir Reshtia, an economic expert.

At the same time, the Ministry of Economy believes that the reason for the increase in poverty in the country is the imposition of various sanctions by the international community against the Islamic Emirate.

The deputy of this ministry told TOLOnews that aid organizations’ assistance is effective and urged the continuation of such aid.

“The sanctions imposed on the people of Afghanistan, the assets of the Afghanistan people that have been frozen, and the banking and commercial restrictions that have been imposed in violation of international law, are the main factors of the spread of poverty in Afghanistan,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of Economy

According to UNICEF numbers, In 2024, 23.3 Million people will need humanitarian aid including 12.6 million children.

Poverty Increases in Afghanistan: UNICEF