Taiwan will provide $1 million for earthquake relief in Afghanistan in response to relevant requests for assistance from the UN and other organizations, Taiwan’s presidential office said on June 24.
However, the island authorities refused to send search and rescue teams after consultations with other countries, and also given the complexity of their delivery. Earlier, China announced its readiness to provide assistance to Afghanistan, but the Chinese side did not disclose details.
As reported IA REGNUM, June 23, a number of Afghan regions were affected by a strong earthquake. In the provinces of Paktika and Khost, at least 1,500 people were killed and about 2,000 others were injured. Prime Minister of the Taliban (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund promised to allocate 1 billion afghani ($11.2 million) in aid to those affected by the natural disaster.