Kabul, 30 October 2023 (TDI): The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) on October 30, announced that the Republic of Tajikistan has provided humanitarian aid to the Herat earthquake victims.
The Foreign Ministry of IEA appraised the aid provided by Tajikistan and considered the step highly commendable.
The first batch of aid arrived in Herat last week consisted of 130 trucks carrying 3,250 tons of humanitarian aid, including food items, clothing, medicine, rehabilitation, and other emergency items.
This aid was handed over to the representatives of the President of Tajikistan, Sahib Jan, and the diplomats and delegations of the Embassy of Tajikistan in Kabul, to the members of the commission for providing aid to the earthquake victims.
As per the local media, the caravan carrying the aid arrived in Afghanistan from Tajikistan through the Sher Khan Port, on October 19 to assist the earthquake-stricken victims.
The aid provided by Tajikistan is valued at USD 1.5 million, including cement and fuel materials.
Humanitarian aid by other Central Asian States
Besides Tajikistan, Kazakhstan also provided 1,662 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the earthquake victims on October 21, that was handed over to Afghan officials at Hairatan Port in the northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.
The humanitarian aid comprised both food and non-food items.
Among the essential items included in the aid packages were flour, rice, oil, dairy products, clothing, and blankets, reflecting the diverse needs of the earthquake victims.
Furthermore, Uzbekistan also sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on October 10, consisting of pallets, medical supplies, tents, blankets, necessary equipment for first aid, and food products that included flour, wheat, oil, pasta, meat products, rice, and sugar.
Apart from that, Turkmenistan also sent humanitarian aid to the earthquake victims consisting of three shipments of medicine, food, and clothing one week after the first earthquake that struck Herat on October 7.