KABUL, Dec. 04 – The Beggar Collecting Committee gathered 19072 beggars from different parts of Kabul city until Dec 3, 2022. Of the identified beggars, 10961 were women of whom only 4464 were judged to be deserving while the remaining 6497 were professional beggars, said office of the deputy PM for economic affaires.
According to the statement there are 1737 more men beggars. After a meticulous assessment, only 634 have been deemed deserving, while the rest (1103) have been identified as professional beggars.
Among the 19072 beggars, there are 6374 children of whom 2609 are needy, while 3703 are professional beggars. As well as, other 62 unaccompanied minors are taken into the care and training centers by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs after the registration of their biometric data. They are provided with food and education facilities there, added the statement.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is providing needy beggars with continuous cash assistance.