Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Afghanistan receives 22 tons of humanitarian aid from Qatar amid floods


A 22-ton consignment of Qatari humanitarian aid for flood victims of Baghlan province arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif amid floods in Afghanistan, Tolo News reported.

Aid consisting of food items, medicine, tents and other essential items was handed over to officials at Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi Airport in Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday.

The Qatari representative said during the delivery that Doha is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to flood-affected people in Afghanistan.

“This is our first shipment of aid,” said Fahd Abdullah al-Dosari, head of Qatar’s International Search and Rescue Advisory Group. These 22 tonnes of supplies include medicine, tents and other necessities for the affected people, and Qatar will continue its relief efforts for flood victims in Afghanistan.

According to Tolo News report, Afghanistan considers Qatar’s assistance important in the current situation and has asked other countries to help Afghanistan.

Mohammad Alam Jamil, financial and administrative deputy at the Economy Ministry, said: “This shipment of 22 tonnes includes tents, camp beds and food items. This assistance is not final; “Maybe five more planes will arrive.”

Some affected families and residents of Baghlan province welcomed Qatar’s goodwill and called for the immediate transfer and distribution of this aid.

“We are happy that they are helping,” said Shah Wali, a flood victim in Baghlan. We want other countries to also help these people because they have suffered a lot and there have been casualties.

Qatar’s first batch of humanitarian aid was handed over to local authorities in Balkh province as several affected families in Baghlan have previously criticized the slow delivery process of humanitarian aid.

Additionally, after massive flooding hit several areas of Afghanistan, the World Food Program announced on Sunday that most of the flood-affected areas are inaccessible by vehicles, including trucks, Khaama Press reports.

The organization shared a photo showing aid workers using donkeys to transfer emergency supplies to Baghlan.

Resulting in a massive humanitarian crisis, floods have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan, Ghor, Baghlan and Herat provinces. The floods damaged about 2,000 homes and caused widespread destruction across the province.



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