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Second consignment of India's earthquake relief assistance for people of Afghanistan reaches Kabul

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India's relief assistance consists of essential items including family ridge tents, sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping mats, etc (Image courtesy: MEA)

The second consignment of India's earthquake relief assistance for the people of Afghanistan reached Kabul Friday morning.

As a true 'first responder', India has dispatched 27 tonnes of emergency relief assistance in two flights for the people of Afghanistan.

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An Indian Air Force flight carrying the first consignment of relief material, as well as a technical team to coordinate effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, had reached the Afghan capital on Thursday.  

A devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan on June 22 has caused massive destruction and loss of precious lives.

India's relief assistance consists of essential items including family ridge tents, sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping mats, etc.

The relief consignment will be handed over to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in Kabul.

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"As always, India stands in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, with whom we share centuries old ties, and remains firmly committed to provide immediate relief assistance for the Afghan people," the Ministry of External Affairs said today.

The reopening of the Indian embassy in Kabul - which was shut down last August after the Taliban takeover of the country - comes after an Indian team had recently met senior members of the Taliban and carried out a detailed assessment of the security situation for the delivery operations of humanitarian assistance.

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