Saudi Arabia sends two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia sends two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan


Saudi Arabia has sent two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Photo: SPA
Saudi Arabia has despatched two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Photo: SPA    

RIYADH: In a bid to mitigate the continued humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia despatched two aircraft carrying aid to Kabul on Thursday, state media reported.

Saudi Arabia has despatched the humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for the primary time for the reason that Taliban had taken management of the nation in August this yr.

The kingdom’s state-run King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) despatched greater than 65 tonnes of aid, together with 1,647 meals baskets, the official Saudi Press Agency stated.

The centre’s supervisor basic, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, stated the Saudi humanitarian air bridge would see a complete of six planes ship greater than 197 tonnes of aid to Afghanistan.

He stated aid would even be delivered overland on 200 vehicles from neighbouring Pakistan.

The Gulf Arab international locations agreed throughout a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday to “contribute in mobilising international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people and to improving their economic conditions”.

More than half of Afghanistan’s 38 million individuals face “acute” meals shortages, in accordance to the United Nations, with the winter forcing thousands and thousands to select between migration and hunger.

The earlier Taliban authorities between 1996 and 2001 imposed a really strict interpretation of Islamic regulation and harsh public punishments.

Saudi Arabia was considered one of three nations, together with the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, which recognised the earlier hardline Taliban regime.

But, since returning to energy in mid-August after overthrowing the US-backed authorities, the Taliban has tried to present a extra average face in its quest for worldwide recognition and an finish to sanctions.

Despite the shortage of recognition for the Taliban authorities, the United States allowed some exemptions to its sanctions on Afghanistan to allow humanitarian aid to enter.

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