Kabul Welcomes US Humanitarian Assistance

Considering the existing crisis in Afghanistan, political analysts said that the country was in grave need of aid.  

The Islamic Emirate welcomed the US announcement  of providing one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, adding to the $474 million dollars of humanitarian assistance that Washington had pledged to the country.

The announcement was made by the US special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West. “The United States has offered the people of Afghanistan one million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses through Covid-19 Vaccine, bringing our total to 4.3 million doses and adding to $474 million in US humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan this year,” he said in a tweet. “We stand with the Afghan people.”

The Second Deputy of the  Prime Minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi, praised the aid and said that providing assistance to the health sector was important given the current Afghan condition.

“We even can’t purchase health supplies for the patients who are affected with Covid-19. We welcome this aid provided by the US,” he said.

Considering the existing crisis in Afghanistan, political analysts said that the country was in grave need of aid.

“As we need such aid, we must welcome the assistance,” said Toreq Farhadi, a political analyst.

“Afghanistan needs such aid now more than ever in such a condition as it is in,” said Javad Husseini, a political analyst.

This comes as India announced it would provide 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the near future to Afghanistan. China had earlier sent over four million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Afghanistan.

Kabul Welcomes US Humanitarian Assistance