Astana, Kazakhstan, May 19
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations will send around $2 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2014, Vladimir Bozhko, the country's Minister of Emergency Situations said.
He made the remarks during a 'government hour' at Majlis (lower chamber) of Kazakh parliament.
"Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations has set aside around $1,985,917 worth of food products to render official humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2014," Bozhko said.
He said that in total, the ministry has sent humanitarian aid six times to other countries facing natural disasters in 2013.
"Humanitarian aid in money equivalent and in the form of food products totaling nearly $978,000 was sent to Guatemala, Afghanistan, the Republic of Lebanon and Sri Lanka in 2013," the minister said.
Edited by C.N.