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China donates $1.5 mln to Afghan refugees

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KABUL, July 9 (Xinhua) — The Chinese government donated 1.5 million U.S. dollars of goods and cash to Afghan authorities on Monday to assist poverty-stricken refugees in this country.

Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Yang Houlan and Afghan Finance Minister Anwar Ul-Haq Ahady signed an agreement here to confirm the assistance.

The donation included 1.3 million dollars of goods and 0.2 million dollars in cash and it would cover infrastructure, education, health and human resource development.

Ambassador Yang said, “China has been a longtime supporter and an active participant in Afghanistan’s reconstruction. The Chinese government and people will stand firmly with Afghan friends and provide whatever assistance in its capacity.”

About 4 million Afghan refugees have returned home from abroad over the past five years after the Taliban regime’s collapse, but many are still leading a hard life due to poverty and insecurity.

Millions of Afghans are still living in neighboring Pakistan and Iran as refugees nowadays.


Written by afghandevnews

July 9, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Posted in Refugees

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