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India sends another shipment of 3,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid

India sent another shipment of 3,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan

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New Delhi: India on Saturday sent another shipment of 3,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan via the Pakistan land route as part of its humanitarian aid to the Afghan people who are suffering from food shortage.
Thanks to this, India has successfully completed the shipment of 33,500 tonnes of wheat in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP).
“India has sent another shipment of 3,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan. India has successfully completed the shipment of 33,500 tons of wheat in partnership with WFP. In May, another shipment of 2,000 tons wheat as part of Government of India (GoI) humanitarian aid has been channeled through the Attari-Wagah border,” the Foreign Ministry (MEA) said.

India had announced on Thursday that a technical team had been deployed to the embassy in Kabul to coordinate the efforts of stakeholders for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

“In order to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of the various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and in pursuit of our engagement with the Afghan people, an Indian technical team arrived in Kabul today and was deployed to our embassy there,” the MEA said in a statement.

On February 12, the Indian government signed a memorandum of understanding with the World Food Program for the distribution of wheat in Afghanistan.

India has already provided 500,000 doses of Covaxin vaccines and 13 tons of essential life-saving drugs to Afghanistan. India has pleaded to provide unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country.