The Russian ambassador to Afghanistan announced the arrival of nearly 40 tons of humanitarian aid from his country to Kabul.
Dmitry Zhirnov, the Russian ambassador to Afghanistan, said that soon the second shipment of humanitarian aid will be delivered to the authorities of the Islamic Emirate.
Meanwhile, the acting Minister of Economy welcomed the arrival of humanitarian aid for earthquake victims and Afghan refugees who have returned to the country from Pakistan.
Following on from aid to the victims of earthquakes and the Afghan refugees, this time, Russia and the Afghanistan Trade Center in Moscow, in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Russia, delivered the first shipment of humanitarian aid, which includes 40 tons of raw materials, to the authorities of the Islamic Emirate in Kabul.
The Russian ambassador to Afghanistan considers humanitarian aid important for Afghan citizens and said that soon the second shipment of humanitarian aid from their country will be handed over to the authorities of the Islamic Emirate.
"I know the people of Afghanistan as my friends, and it has always been, and that is why such aid is very important. I am sure that this humanitarian aid will meet the needs of the people of Afghanistan, considering that winter is coming here soon," said Dmitry Zhirnov, Russian ambassador to Afghanistan.
The officials of the Afghanistan trade center in Moscow said the purpose of this humanitarian aid is to address part of the problems of the earthquake victims and Afghan refugees expelled from Pakistan.
"It should be distributed to the refugees who have been expelled from Pakistan, and I thank the Russian government for cooperating with us in transportation," said Abdul Naafe Alokozay, head of the Afghan trade center in Moscow.
"I thank the Russian government and their union for their great help to us in this situation,” said Mohammad Abbas Akhund, the acting Minister of Disaster Management.
At the same time, the acting Minister of Economy welcomed the arrival of humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees and earthquake victims, but called the forced deportation of Afghan refugees by Pakistani authorities against the immigration law.
"Forced deportation is against the immigration law and Islamic brotherhood and also it is against human compassion and good neighborliness. There is no doubt that the Islamic Emirate has repeatedly requested that the process of expelling Afghan refugees be stopped,” said Din Mohammad Hanif, the acting Minister of Economy.
Some economic analysts also do not consider the aid given to Afghan refugees deported from Pakistan to be enough.
"Emergency aid and humanitarian aid can at least solve their problems for a few days, but in the long term, they need financial aid, they should be helped in a permanent way, they should have shelter and work," said Abdulnasir Reshtya, an economic analyst.
Whereas, some victims of the recent earthquake in Herat and newly Afghan returnees from Pakistan have criticized the lack of sufficient facilities.