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WHO delivers 23 tons of food and medicines to Afghanistan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent to Afghanistan an aircraft with 23 metric tons of medicines and supplies, as part of the first humanitarian aid to arrive at Kabul airport, it was reported on Tuesday.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked Qatar for the support provided through one of its aircraft to replenish depleted stocks and meet the needs of the most vulnerable Afghans, Pajhwok news agency informed.

A second Qatar Airways flight donated by Qatar is expected to arrive in Kabul later this week, carrying more WHO medical supplies. The two shipments that contain essential medicines such as insulin, medical consumables, trauma and surgery kits, and Covid-19 testing kits, will address the urgent health needs of 1.45 million people and provide for 5,400 major and minor surgeries.

The WHO cargo will be distributed to 280 health facilities and 31 public Covid-19 laboratories across Afghanistan, a communique said.

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