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Third EU Humanitarian Air Bridge delivers medical aid to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (KUNA) -- Another EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight has delivered over 28 tons of life-saving medical cargo to Kabul to address the dire humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the European Commission announced in a press release Friday.
The EU-funded air bridge flight enabled the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as humanitarian organizations, to deliver critical health items to those in need, it noted.
The life-saving cargo consists of medical equipment to conduct surgeries and medical drugs. On top of this third EU-funded flight to Kabul this week, further flights are scheduled for the coming weeks as an expression of EU solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, it said.
Janez Lenarcic, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, commented, "This is the third EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight since the fall of Kabul in August this year. This EU-funded flight represents an important lifeline to Afghans in urgent need of medical care." "However, the overall humanitarian situation is rapidly worsening. In this view and the approaching winter, I urge the entire international community to step up and provide for life-saving aid to millions of Afghans whose lives depend on it," he said. (end) nk.gta