Russia Starts Second Phase Of Humanitarian Aid Deliveries To Afghanistan

The second stage of humanitarian aid deliveries from the Russian government to the people of Afghanistan has begun. On November 8, a convoy of ten trucks of Tajikistan's Emergencies Ministry set out to pick up aid from the city of Osh in Kirghizia. The Tajik Ministry plans to carry 9,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid -- flour, sugar and tents for people in Northern Afghanistan -- from Osh along the corridor Osh-Khorog /Tajikistan/-Ishkashim and Faizabad /north-eastern Afghanistan/. Carriage will be over prior to January 15. After that the Tajik ministry, in cooperation with its Russian analogue, will begin carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Organization to Afghanistan from Osh. Approximately 16,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes are stored there.

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