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Japan to provide aid to quake-hit Afghanistan via international organizations

  • June 24, 2022
  • , Mainichi , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

By Kusakabe Motomi

 

On June 23, the Japanese government began coordination to provide emergency grant aid and supplies through international organizations to help people in the southeastern part of Afghanistan, which was hit with an earthquake on June 22. Japan will likely not extend direct assistance to the country as it does not officially recognize the country’s interim regime set up by the Taliban in September 2021.

 

The government is considering sending tents and blankets from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) warehouse in Dubai. The idea is being floated for the Japanese side to deliver supplies to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and outsource the transport to quake-hit regions to the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international aid organizations. Japan will likely not send Japan Disaster Relief Team personnel as it would be difficult to secure their safety.

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