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Bangladesh sends relief supplies to Afghanistan 

| Updated: July 05, 2022 21:30:12

Bangladesh sends relief supplies to Afghanistan 

On the basis of the prime minister's 'Integrated Development' policy, emergency humanitarian assistance was sent on Tuesday to the people of Afghanistan in response to the catastrophic earthquake. 

A Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) aircraft C-130J, under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and overall management of the Armed Forces, left here for Kabul at 6:00 am with food, clothing and emergency relief supplies.  

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan bid farewell to the pilot and crew of the aircraft, reports BSS citing a press release.  

A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck a remote border region of Afghanistan killing at least 1,000 people and injuring hundreds of people on June 22. 

Apart from causing damage to hundreds of establishments, the earthquake caused food, water, housing crisis and lack of emergency medical services. 

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