World Health Organization Aid Shipments Arriving in Afghanistan
Sept. 9, 2021 (EIRNS)—On Sept. 6, a World Food Program (WPF) plane, carrying World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicines and supplies, landed in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. This was the first of three such planned cargo deliveries. The WFP’s executive director retweeted the WHO information that the shipment of 53 metric tons contained 780 medical kits, and 50 kits to treat severe acute malnutrition in children. WHO teams were on the ground, ready to swiftly deliver the supplies to health facilities most in need. The WHO tweeted photographs of the plane and cargo.
That day, Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis wrote from Kabul that aid agencies, including the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), and the World Health Organization itself, say they are running out of food and medicine. “WHO has said that 90% of their clinics will close imminently.” She said that WHO had 2,300 health clinics spread across the country, operating last year, treating millions of people.