The Russian Ministry for Emergencies has sent humanitarian aid to Tajikistan
The Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) has sent humanitarian aid to Tajikistan suffered from floods.
"On Tuesday, at 10.16 Moscow time and 10.31 Moscow time, two RME transport planes Il-76 flew from the aerodrome Ramenskoye near Moscow to Tajikistan," Itar-Tass learnt at the RME Information Department.
These planes will airlift mobile electric power stations, large tents and foodstuffs from the fund Rosreserv for the population of Tajikistan. The total weight of the humanitarian cargo amounts to 80 tons.
Several regions of Tajikistan suffered from floods and avalanches caused by heavy showers. Since the beginning of the May calamity, 42 people died, over 5,000 dwelling houses and dozens of bridges were destroyed, as well as thousands of hectares of areas under crops were flooded. According to the information of the Tajik government, which requested aid from the international community, the damage from the calamity exceeded 600 million dollars.
Aid to Tajikistan is being rendered on the instruction of the Russian government.