China to provide $7.5m in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan: foreign ministry

China will provide humanitarian aid worth 50 million yuan ($7.5 million) to Afghanistan after it was hit by an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Published : 25 June 2022, 12:18 PM
Updated : 25 June 2022, 12:18 PM

The aid will include tents, towels, beds and other materials, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan early on Wednesday near the Pakistani border, about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul.

($1 = 6.6878 Chinese yuan renminbi)