The plane landed in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif and brought medicines to help more than 200,000 people.
For the first time since the Taliban seized power in the country, a plane loaded with medicines from the World Health Organization was able to land. It was reported by the Associated Press Agency on Monday, August 30.
It is noted that the plane took off from Dubai and landed in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, which is the capital of Balkh Province. The city was seized by the Taliban on August 14, a day before the group’s fighters entered the capital Kabul.
The WHO said first aid and trauma treatment kits had been delivered to the country, which will be enough to help more than 200,000 people. The supplies will be delivered to 40 medical facilities in 29 provinces of the country.
Earlier it was reported that WHO can not deliver medical supplies to the airport in Kabul and is looking for alternatives, as after the terrorist attack the situation there has become too unstable.
Earlier, the media announced the date of transition of Kabul airport to the control of the Taliban. It is expected to be August 31 — immediately after the completion of the official withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
U.N. warns of the massive humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.