Xinhua News Agency, Kabul, March 27 (Reporter Shi Xiantao) The handover ceremony of humanitarian supplies from the China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Afghanistan was held on the 27th in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Wang Yu, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Yumiko Takashima, acting representative of UNHCR in Afghanistan, attended the ceremony.

  Wang Yu said that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the Chinese government has paid great attention to the living plight of the Afghan people under the influence of the epidemic, turmoil and drought. Apply, provide aid funds, and lend a helping hand to the Afghan people in distress.

With the efforts of UNHCR staff, all the supplies have been purchased and are being distributed in Kabul, Kandahar, Baghlan, Nangarhar and other provinces.

It is believed that these materials will bring real help to the Afghan people.

  Wang Yu said that since the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in August last year, Afghanistan has ushered in a critical stage of peaceful reconstruction.

Afghanistan is currently facing serious humanitarian and economic difficulties and needs all parties to help as soon as possible.

On the one hand, China supports the United Nations to play a bigger role, and welcomes the urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan launched by the United Nations. China has made additional donations to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Program for this purpose.

On the other hand, China actively assists the Afghan people through bilateral channels, providing assistance including food, medicine and winter supplies, and arranges 36 charter flights to import pine nuts, bringing in more than 22 million U.S. dollars in income to Afghanistan, writing the friendship between the Chinese and Afghan peoples. new chapter.

  Yumiko Takashima thanked China's South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for providing financial support to UNHCR and China's continued humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

She said that the current humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is not optimistic and the people are facing a severe crisis of survival. This batch of Chinese aid is just in time and will bring tangible help to more than 90,000 displaced refugees and schoolchildren in Afghanistan.