SIGAR Says The Job Losses Has Reached Between 700,000 To 900,000 After Taliban Takeover The Country

Date: Jun 18, 2022, 11:59

This comes as the Ministry of Economy said it has plans to overcome the economic challenges.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said that the total job losses since the Taliban takeover is projected to reach between 700,000 and 900,000 by mid-2022.

In an earlier report, SIGAR warned that the economic crisis in Afghanistan was on the rise and the unemployment in Afghanistan would rise.

“A record-high 89% of Afghans surveyed said their local economies were getting worse, 75% reported not having enough money for food in the previous 12 months, and 58% reported they did not have enough money for adequate shelter,” SIGAR said citing Gallup’s recent survey (conducted August–September 2021).

Lutfullah was working in a ministry, but he is now obliged to work as a taxi driver to make an end meets. he says: ”we are seven people. This taxi is not mine. I pay 300 Afs to the owner and just make barely 80 to 100 for myself,” he said.


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