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Earthquake: Bangladesh sends humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th July, 2022 10:22:28 AM
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Bangladesh has delivered a consignment of humanitarian assistance to support the people of Afghanistan badly affected by the earthquake that struck on June 22 in the eastern part of the country.

A C130-J aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force took off with emergency relief materials, including medicines, blankets, dry food and tents, on Tuesday and will hand them over to the Afghan government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.

The relief was given in the wake of a devastating earthquake that claimed more than 1,000 lives and injured more than 2,000 others. The quake flattened hundreds of homes, triggering food, water, housing and medicine crisis.

In this context, the government of Bangladesh decided to send a significant amount of dry food (biscuits, noodles, powdered milk), blankets, tents and humanitarian aid to the government of Afghanistan, according to the release.

Following the guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the relief materials are being sent with the active participation and cooperation of the armed forces under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The assistance is a manifestation of the PM's commitment to the collective prosperity of South Asia and its people, the Ministry said.