The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said it has provided food assistance to 3,000 needy families in Kabul with the cooperation of China.
Officials at the ministry say that the aid was distributed fairly to the families based on a survey conducted by the ministry.
“The aid has reached the deserving people. We thank China and ask them to continue their aid and increase the amount of their aid,” said Arsalan Kharoti, deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriations.
Meanwhile, China says it has delivered 3,800 tons of food aid to Afghanistan in the past eight months.
“This round of aid that has reached Afghanistan so far is our aid this year, with 3,800 tons delivered and the rest is coming soon,” said Hu Guo'ai, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan
The needy families praised the distribution of the aid, but say it is not sufficient.
“I am the breadwinner of a family of 12 members. I am a worker,” said Abdul Bari, a person in need.
“There is no oil or flour or other ingredients, rice cannot be eaten with water,” said Mohammad Ayoub, a Kabul resident.
Although aid agencies have provided humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in recent months, they have not been able to alleviate poverty in the country.