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Turkey’s third humanitarian shipment arrives in Afghanistan

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Turkey’s “Kindness Train” coordinated by Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) that left Afghanistan in February arrived in Afghanistan on Monday, March 14.

The shipment which is the third of its kind since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan consists of 994 tons of humanitarian aid that will be distributed to people in need.

Ceremony on the occasion of the arrival of the train was attended by Turkey’s Consul-General in Herat Sinan Ilhan, officials from AFAD, the Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay) and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), and Afghan authorities Torghundi border crossing, in the western Herat province.

The new tranche consists of food, blankets, and clothing designated for people in dire need in 17 provinces of Afghanistan.

Authorities in AFAD said that the supplies will be packaged in Herat province and will then be distributed among 500 families in the provinces.

The added that aid arrived on the first train on February 7 has completely been distributed.

The aid comes to Afghanistan as 97 percent of the Afghan population is under the poverty line while over half of the population needs life-saving assistance.

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