Nepal hands over 10 tons of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal handed over 14 tons of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, which has been facing a humanitarian crisis after the Taliban took control of the country on August 15, 2021.

A team led by Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sewa Lamsal left Kathmandu for Afghanistan in a chartered flight of Himalayan Airlines to hand over the humanitarian support to the country this morning.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Joint Secretary Lamsal and the team handed over 10 tonnes of humanitarian support to  Dr Ramiz Alakbarov, Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator, Afghanistan at United Nations at Kabul Airport.

In a press meet held at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka said that the humanitarian assistance included medicines, clothes and utensils among others. 

Earlier on Saturday, the government of Nepal had decided to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

 

 

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