June 23, 2022 6:36 PM
The German government announced on Thursday the dispatch of relief teams to the area of the earthquake that occurred in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday morning.
In Berlin, German Foreign Minister Annalina Bierbock said: “The only important thing at this time is humanity’s duty to people in crisis. We have already started providing medical aid through our humanitarian partners in the field. There’s also a team on the way (there).” From the US-supported charitable organization, Yohaniter.
Birbock indicated that the organization will support the rescue efforts in the field by providing technical equipment and medical assistance, as well as providing work crews.
Birbock stated that the government intends to increase the charity’s financial resources and noted that more aid will be provided to the organization in the coming days.
Birbock confirmed that the aid will go to aid organizations that can directly reach people there, such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization.
According to official data, at least 1,000 people died and 1,500 were injured in the devastating earthquake that occurred yesterday morning in an area of Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan. The Afghan authorities are concerned about the high number of victims.
Bierbock said the German government has been walking the narrow path for some months to help Afghanistan, “and if we are not willing to walk the narrow path, then we close our eyes to reality or to our responsibility.”
The Minister concluded by saying that her country has not reduced its humanitarian aid and that it is the largest humanitarian donor to Afghanistan.
Source: db a