A Committee led by the Deputy PM for Economic Affairs, Hajji Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, has collected 8,444 beggars from different areas of Kabul City on September 24. The committee’s team recorded their information and provided councilors to see how they could be helped.
Of those interviewed and assessed, 5,779 were female, and after evaluation, 1,750 of them were determined to qualify for further assistance. The remaining 4,029 were found to be “professional beggars” able individuals with other means of gain employee or producing income. After evaluation, 236 of the 718 males were found to be deserving, and 482 of them were classed as “professional beggars.”
The remainder consisted of 1,947 children, of which 1,079 qualified while 827 were deemed professional beggars. Among the deserving beggar children, there were 41 unaccompanied children.
After collecting bio-metrics, unaccompanied beggar children were admitted to the care and training center by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, where they are provided with livelihood and education. Those who qualified for the aid program will be provided continuous cash assistance by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.