Poverty drives migration
The United Nations International Labour Organization has revealed that the migration of Afghans from the country has dramatically increased amid uncertainty, poverty and lack of security in Afghanistan. About five percent of the 5.7 million Afghans, who had repatriated to Afghanistan since 2002, have migrated out of the country. The UN-ILO in its report termed the lack of employment opportunities as the main motive behind the migration of Afghans.
Commenting on the report, the head of the labor association, Maruf Qaderi said that the report of the UNILO is based on interviews conducted in peaceful provinces only and therefore it does not represent the situation across the country. He suggested that an overall survey should be conducted in various provinces of Afghanistan to prepare a proper report regarding laborers across the country.