05 Jul 2022, 17:15
Update : 05 Jul 2022, 17:20

Govt sends relief supplies to Afghanistan

DHAKA, July 5, 2022 (BSS) - On the basis of the Prime Minister's 'Integrated 
Development' policy, emergency humanitarian assistance was sent today to the 
people of Afghanistan in response to the catastrophic earthquake.

A Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) aircraft C-130J, under the supervision of the 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and overall management of the Armed Forces, left 
here for Kabul at 6 am with food, clothing and emergency relief supplies.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan bid farewell to the 
pilot and crew of the aircraft, said a press release.

A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck a remote border region of 
Afghanistan killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds of people on 
June 22.

Apart from causing damage to hundreds of establishments, the earthquake 
caused food, water, housing crisis and lack of emergency medical services. 

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