Qatar to operate daily aid flights to Afghanistan

5/9/2021 1:46:00 PM

Qatar to operate daily aid flights to Afghanistan

Qatar to operate daily aid flights to Afghanistan

DUBAI: Qatar has flown humanitarian aid into Kabul and said it will operate daily aid flights to Afghanistan over the next few days, providing much-needed supplies following a hiatus in much western aid due to

Taliban's takeover last month.LinkedIn WASHINGTON: The US Congress is likely to finance UN and other agencies providing humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan but there is virtually no chance it will directly fund a new Taliban-led government, congressional aides said on Friday (Sep 3).LinkedIn ZURICH: The United Nations will convene an international aid conference in Geneva on Sep 13 to help avert what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called a"looming humanitarian catastrophe" in Afghanistan.LinkedIn DUBAI: Ariana Afghan Airlines resumed some flights in Afghanistan between Kabul and three major provincial cities on Saturday (Sep 4), the carrier said, after a technical team from Qatar reopened the capital's airport for aid and domestic services.

Qatar has emerged as a key interlocutor between western nations and the Taliban, after developing close ties with the militant group through hosting its political office since 2013.A Qatari aid flight carrying medical supplies and food products arrived in Kabul on Saturday (Sep 4) and Qatar Ambassador to Afghanistan Saeed bin Mubarak Al Khayareen was at the airport for its arrival, the Gulf State's foreign ministry said.Aides to the Democrats who control both houses of Congress and to Republicans said lawmakers were nearly certain to provide humanitarian aid for internally displaced Afghans and refugees but not to the government itself, at least for now.Qatar has helped reopen the airport, which closed for several days after the United States-led airlift of its citizens, Afghans and other nationals ended last month.Many Afghans were struggling to feed their families amid severe drought well before Taliban militants seized power last month, and millions may now face starvation with the country isolated and the economy unravelling, aid agencies say.Half of Afghanistan's 40 million people, including 10 million children, required humanitarian assistance as of the start of this year, the International Organisation for Migration said late last month, adding that needs were expected to rise.A senior Senate Republican aide concurred.Related:.Reopening the airport, a vital lifeline with both the outside world and across Afghanistan's mountainous territory has been a high priority for the Taliban as they seek to restore order after their lightning seizure of Kabul on Aug 15.

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US seen funding humanitarian aid for Afghanistan, but not its govermentWASHINGTON: The US Congress is likely to finance UN and other agencies providing humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan but there is virtually no chance it will directly fund a new Taliban-led government, congressional aides said on Friday (Sep 3). The United States has been a massive funder of

UN to convene Afghanistan aid conference on Sep 13ZURICH: The United Nations will convene an international aid conference in Geneva on Sep 13 to help avert what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called a \u0022looming humanitarian catastrophe\u0022 in Afghanistan. \u0022We need the international community to stand together and support the Afghan people,\u0022 G

Kabul airport reopens to receive aid, domestic flights restartDUBAI: Ariana Afghan Airlines resumed some flights in Afghanistan between Kabul and three major provincial cities on Saturday (Sep 4), the carrier said, after a technical team from Qatar reopened the capital\u0027s airport for aid and domestic services. Flights between Kabul and the western city of Herat, Mazar

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