KABUL: A cargo aircraft loading 23 metric tonnes of food and medical products provided by the World Health Organization landed on Monday in Kabul-Hamid Karzai International Airport.
“As health needs increase in Afghanistan, we must move quickly to address the shortages in medical supplies to keep life-saving health services running. I thank the government of the State of Qatar for its generous and timely support, which has allowed WHO to replenish depleted stocks and meet the needs of the most vulnerable Afghans,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Another flight of humanitarian aides donated by the government of Qatar is expected to arrive this week.
Meanwhile, the aides will be distributed to 280 health facilities and 31 public COVID-19 laboratories across Afghanistan. This comes as the UN Secretary-General convene a high level meeting on Afghanistan in Geneva. the UN Central Emergency Response Fund is due to support humanitarian aides worth $20 million in the war-torn country.