5 lakh Afghans lost job amid Taliban`s regime
Published: 04:49 PM, 20 January 2022 Updated: 04:55 PM, 20 January 2022
More than 5 lakh Afghans have lost their jobs during Taliban's invasion in the country.
Taliban took control of Afghanistan by occupying the capital Kabul in August last year. The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) says more than 5 lakh people have lost their jobs or been forced to leave their jobs since Taliban took control of the country. The organizatoin said in a report on Wednesday.
According to NDTV, citing the ILO, various crises have crippled Afghanistan's economy and have had a profound effect on the labor market. Millions of people have lost their jobs.
According to the report, women are the most affected. Due to restrictions on women going to work, 8 to 9 lakh women were fired in the middle of this year.
According to global standards, the employment rate of women in the country is already low. ILO says the rate fell to 16 per cent in the third quarter of last year and could drop to another 21 to 28 percent in the middle of this year.
Ramin Behzad, a senior ILO official in Afghanistan, said the current situation in Afghanistan was ;extremely precarious' and that 'rapid cooperation is needed for the country's stability and economic recovery.'
However, meeting human needs is more important now. Long-term and inclusive recovery will depend on adequate employment, livelihoods and basic services for the people and communities of the country.
In the case of agricultural workers and government employees, it is seen that they have been fired or they are being made to work without payment. Besides, the construction workers have also lost their jobs due to the closure of big construction works.
Many have lost their jobs since Taliban seized power, citing a lack of international support for teachers and health workers. The Taliban have also fired thousands of Afghan security officials.