Turkey to send 700 tons of food and clothing in a bid to evade humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
On January 19, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would send a charity train carrying aid for the citizens of Afghanistan. Tayyip Erdogan also shared the details of the humanitarian aid that would be provided to the Afghans as TRT World quotes the president, “The train carrying 700 tons of food, clothing, health and ambulances would be sent with the support of 10 non-governmental organizations in Turkey’s Disaster and Security Coordination Emergency Management.”
It is pertinent to mention that among the world leaders, the UN Human Rights Commission had also hinted at a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan if the world leaders did not recognize the situation in Afghanistan. The UN claimed that the citizens of Afghanistan need five billion dollars in 2022 in order to evade the crisis. At the same time, it is important to know that the South Asian countries face harsh winters, and Afghanistan’s economy is also on a downtrend since the takeover.
In November 2021, a Turkish charity group delivered nearly 100 tons of wheat seeds and aid materials to the new Afghan government. Subsequently, the Taliban-led Afghan government stated, “Turkey has always helped those in need, both with its state and its people.”