Amid a deepening humanitarian crisis, India has taken a significant step by sending an unprecedented 47,500 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan over the past two years.
Besides sending wheat, India has consistently provided medical and food assistance using land routes bordering Pakistan and the Chabahar Port in Iran.
As stated by official sources, India remains committed to providing humanitarian assistance in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) due to the worsening humanitarian situation and urgent appeals from UN agencies.
“For the first half of this year, 16 million people in Afghanistan received life-saving food from WFP. We are grateful for generous donors like India who make that happen,” WFP twisted.
Since August 2021, Afghanistan has received 200 metric tons of medical assistance. This aid comprises vital medications, COVID vaccines, anti-TB drugs, and medical and surgical supplies.
The authorities at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul received the items above. Additionally, India has extended its ongoing support to the Habibia School in Kabul by dispatching winter clothing and stationery items intended explicitly for primary students.