Humanitarian aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Kabul
Two Saudi Arabian planes, carrying over 60 tons of humanitarian aid landed in Kabul on Friday, the Afghan Red Crescent Society confirmed.
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“The materials included 65 tons, including 1,677 cartons of foodstuffs including flour, sugar, oil, dates, rice, and peas and 192 packages of non-foodstuffs including kitchen sets, carpets,” the stated.
According to the organization, two more planeloads of aid will arrive in on Saturday.
A further two arrived earlier this week.
This comes amid a deepening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
According to data from UN World Food Programme (), as of the end of November, 98% of the population do not have enough to eat — an alarming jump from 81% before 15 August.
Afghanistan is facing its worst food crisis on record. This winter, 14 million children are expected to face potentially life-threatening levels of hunger, and rates of malnutrition are soaring.
With Afghanistan’s aid-dependent on the brink of collapse, Save the Children warned that many severely are unable to access the specialist treatment they need to survive.