Saudi Arabia sends two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan


Saudi Arabia has sent two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Photo: SPA
Saudi Arabia has despatched two plane carrying humanitarian support to Afghanistan. Picture: SPA    

RIYADH: In a bid to mitigate the continuing humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia despatched two plane carrying support to Kabul on Thursday, state media reported.

Saudi Arabia has despatched the humanitarian support to Afghanistan for the primary time for the reason that Taliban had taken management of the nation in August this yr.

The dominion’s state-run King Salman Humanitarian Support and Aid Middle (KSRelief) despatched greater than 65 tonnes of support, together with 1,647 meals baskets, the official Saudi Press Company mentioned.

The centre’s supervisor normal, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, mentioned the Saudi humanitarian air bridge would see a complete of six planes ship greater than 197 tonnes of support to Afghanistan.

He mentioned support would even be delivered overland on 200 vehicles from neighbouring Pakistan.

The Gulf Arab nations agreed throughout a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday to “contribute in mobilising worldwide efforts to offer humanitarian help to the Afghan individuals and to enhancing their financial circumstances”.

Greater than half of Afghanistan’s 38 million individuals face “acute” meals shortages, in response to the United Nations, with the winter forcing tens of millions to decide on between migration and hunger.

The earlier Taliban authorities between 1996 and 2001 imposed a really strict interpretation of Islamic regulation and harsh public punishments.

Saudi Arabia was considered one of three nations, together with the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, which recognised the earlier hardline Taliban regime.

However, since returning to energy in mid-August after overthrowing the US-backed authorities, the Taliban has tried to indicate a extra average face in its quest for worldwide recognition and an finish to sanctions.

Regardless of the shortage of recognition for the Taliban authorities, the US allowed some exemptions to its sanctions on Afghanistan to allow humanitarian support to enter.