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Mitigating The Poverty Implications Of Covid-19 In Afghanistan

Mitigating The Poverty Implications Of Covid-19 In Afghanistan

Poverty Implications
Stuck in a prolonged conflict, faced by an uncertain political climate, and beginning a strenuous peace process, Afghanistan already was in a difficult situation when the Covid-19 struck. Taking early action in order to prevent the potential consequences of the pandemic crisis was the top priority for the government, given that the health infrastructure of the country is fragile. However, compared to the other countries grappling with the pandemic, the economic situation due to lockdowns has added to the uncertainty that Afghanistan faces. Since March, the government imposed restrictions all over the country, forcing a lot of people to struggle with unemployment, increased job insecurity, and limited working days. Almost 15 million Afghans in 2 million households are especially vulne...