Kabul – Saudi Arabia has sent its first humanitarian aid to the country since the Taliban takeover to prevent the current crisis in Afghanistan and plans to send more aid in the near future, Saudi media have reported.
According to Saudi state media, the aid was provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid Center, and the first shipment arrived in Afghanistan today Thursday, December 16, which includes 65 tons of foodstuffs.
“Saudi Arabia will send 197 tons of aid to Afghanistan through the corridor,” said Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid.
Moreover, Rabeeah stated that a number of these aids will be transferred to Afghanistan through Pakistani territory.
Meanwhile, the aid comes as a number of Gulf States agreed at a joint meeting on Tuesday to participate in mobilizing international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people and improve the economic situation of the Afghan people.
In the meantime, the level of poverty among the citizens of the country has increased since the takeover. However, the UN had previously reported that more than half of Afghanistan’s population is facing food shortages and urgent assistance is needed.
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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily