3,000 needy Afghan families receive China-donated assistance
 updatetime:2022-04-28 16:46:23   Views:0 Source:Xinhua

A total of 3,000 needy persons on behalf of their families received China-donated humanitarian assistance here in Kabul on Wednesday.

The assistance, which includes a 50 kg bag of rice, is distributed among needy families from across 22 districts of Kabul province in a ceremony attended among others by Minister for Refugees and Repatriation Affairs Khalil-ur-Rahman Haqqani.

Expressing gratitude to China for sending humanitarian assistance, Haqqani told reporters, "Today we distribute China-donated food to 3,000 families from across Kabul and would also distribute the food to needy families in Afghanistan's 34 provinces in the coming few days."

Haqqani also noted that a batch of China-donated assistance including clothes, blankets, rice and wheat would be distributed to needy families across the country in the near future.

On Saturday, a total of 1,500 families also received China-donated assistance here in Kabul.

The war-torn Afghanistan has been facing extreme economic problems since the defeat of the U.S.-led forces and their evacuation from Afghanistan last August. Washington has frozen more than 9.5 billion U.S. dollars of Afghanistan's assets in U.S. banks that further worsened the country's fragile economy.

The Chinese government announced last September that it has decided to provide food, winter supplies, COVID-19 vaccines, and medicines worth 200 million yuan (about 31.4 million dollars) in emergency humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

China has provided a total of 6,220 tons of food aid to Afghanistan.

Web Editor:MXJ