• Kyodo


A group of Japanese nongovernmental organizations is ready to launch emergency aid operations in Afghanistan now that the security situation in Kabul has improved, according to the group’s representative in Islamabad.

“I found it is necessary to deliver relief goods immediately to Afghan refugees, as some parts of the country are already facing snowfall,” Japan Platform chief Kensuke Onishi told reporters Sunday after completing a five-day visit to the Afghan capital. “Security inside Kabul has almost been restored, but it is still necessary to employ guards if we try to go to the city by land.”

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