The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) on Tuesday announced AFN 15 million (approx. $166,000 USD) in humanitarian aid for people affected by recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Of the total, AFN 10 million (approx. $111,000) will be for Turkey, and AFN 5 million (approx. $55,000) will be for Syria.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement said that IEA stands in solidarity with its brothers and sisters in this time of hardship.
It added that the aid is on the basis of “shared humanity and Islamic brotherhood.”
The statement also said that IEA emergency response and health teams stand ready to participate in rescue operations to assist the affected people if called upon.
The ministry instructed its diplomatic mission in Turkey to not spare any efforts in assisting the victims, and urged Turkey-based Afghan citizens to help with the relief efforts.
Thousands have been killed in Monday’s earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a three-month state of emergency across 10 provinces worst affected by the earthquakes.