Uzbekistan sends 185 tons of aid to Afghanistan

KABUL (Khaama Press): Uzbekistan dispatched 185 tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, according to officials. The humanitarian aid of 185 tons included food comprising flour, wheat, vegetable oil, pasta, canned goods, sugar, and instant food items, said an official statement reported by Gazeta. UZ.
The humanitarian aid was dispatched to Hairatan and transferred by the Uzbek special representatives Ismatulla Irgashev, First Deputy Head of Surkhandarya region Anvar Oripov to the acting minister of Economy of Afghanistan, Deen Mohammad Hanif.
Meanwhile, the Uzbek delegation discussed enhancing bilateral trade between both countries.
Since the Taliban took over the country, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated. According to a recent study released by the UNDP on Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan remains among the world’s most impoverished countries due to the “unparalleled shock.”
The study added that due to the Taliban’s repressive policies, particularly about women, the long-term prospects for economic development are still dim and inadequate. Impoverished people increase dramatically from 19 million in 2020 to 34 million in 2022.
“If foreign aid is reduced this year, Afghanistan may fall from the cliff edge into the abyss,” warned Abdullah Al Dardari, the UNDP Resident Representative in Afghanistan.