Kazakhstan prepares another batch of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan is preparing another batch of humanitarian aid for quake-hit Afghanistan. Thus, additional aid will be delivered by railway transport. It should be noted that tents and medicines have been recently delivered to the Herat province by the National Guard aircraft. Representatives of the Afghanistan Earthquake Response Headquarters received humanitarian aid and expressed gratitude to Kazakhstan.

“Firstly, we would like to thank the people of Kazakhstan, the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who provided assistance to us in this difficult time. After accepting humanitarian aid, a special commission will discuss and decide where it will be sent. Now we are burying the dead and providing first aid to the injured. If there are any more affected, we are ready to assist them as well. This morning at 5 a.m. local time, another earthquake was recorded in the area where Kazakh rescuers are engaged in search and rescue efforts,” said Garhwal Abdul Sattar, spokesperson for the Earthquake Response Headquarters in Afghanistan.

Kazakh rescuers have already dismantled 76 sites with rubbles from destroyed houses in the Naibrofi district. Besides, employees of the Disaster Medicine Center provided medical assistance to local residents. It is noteworthy that an operational and rescue team of the Kazakh Emergencies Ministry has been deployed to Afghanistan. The 45-member team, all with prior experience in such operations, is equipped with the necessary gear for search efforts. The team includes canine handlers, medical workers and paramedics from the Disaster Medicine Center.