Kabul residents despair over lack of work

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Residents of Kabul ex-pressed their concerns over the high rate of unemployment in the severe economic crisis that has engulfed Afghanistan.

The residents said that they were incapable of even providing for their basic needs.
“I can’t pay the price of a paracetamol. I can’t take care of myself and my small chil-dren,” said Abdul Hamid, a resident, who works as la-borer.

Hamid, 57, is the only bread-winner for a family of five members. “I wish the prices of (com-modities) drop and the job op-portunities increase and the people are being paid their salaries. If the people don’t have money, the business will remain down,” said Rahmatul-lah, another resident. The Islamic Emirate officials called on the international community to free the Afghan assets of over $9 billion to overcome the current eco-nomic and humanitarian crisis in the country.

“The Islamic Emirate first calls on the international commu-nity to press the US, and the US should also understand and free the assets of the Af-ghan government and peo-ple,” said Inamullah Saman-gani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Earlier, the UN said in a report that over 22 million people are facing hunger in Afghani-stan.

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