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Bangladesh sends humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan

Significant quantities of dried food and medicine are being delivered

Update : 05 Jul 2022, 07:42 PM

The Bangladesh government is sending humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan.

Significant quantities of dried food (biscuits, noodles, powdered milk), blankets, tents, and medicine were sent to the Afghan government on Tuesday.

This photograph shows damaged buildings following an earthquake in Gayan district, Paktika province on June 22, 2022 AFP

Bangladesh Armed Forces under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are delivering the materials by a special Air Force C-130J aircraft, said an ISPR press release.

The assistance is a manifestation of the prime minister’s commitment to the collective prosperity of South Asia and its people, the Foreign Ministry said.

Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force, bade farewell to the pilots and crew members from PSC Air Movement, as per the press release.

The powerful earthquake hit eastern Afghanistan on June 22, killing over a thousand people and injuring more than 2,000 others. The quake flattened hundreds of homes, triggering a food, water, housing and medicine crisis.

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