The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Haqqani, Qatari Ambassador discuss returnees’ needs, challenges

KABUL: The Acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation of the Islamic Emirate Khalil-urRahman Haqqani, in a meeting, with Saeed Mubarak al Khayarin, Qatari Ambassador in Kabul, said that newly returning Afghan im migrants need further humanitarian assistance, according to a statement from the ministry on Tuesday. Presenting information about the returnees’ needs and problems to the Qatari ambassador, Haqqani said that the arrival of the winter season will double and exacerbate the problems of the newly returning Afghan refugees, according to the statement. “Qatar has very close ties with Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate appreciates its humanitarian aid to the earthquake affected families in Herat province and the IEA also wants its further cooperation and humanitarian assistance in addressing the returnees’ challenges,” the statement quoted Haqqani as saying. The minister according to the statement, went on as saying that the ministry with its available resources is making efforts to address the returnees’ challenges and to better overcome the problems humanitarian cooperation of the regional and world countries needed in the field. Meanwhile, Saeed Mubarak al Khayarin said that his country had donated 60 metric tons of food and non-food to the earth-quake affected families in Herat province and will continue its humanitarian assistance to the returnees, the statement added. “In addition to support and cooperation with Afghanistan, humanitarian assistance has also been discussed in a meeting of Islamic countries in Doha the capital of Qatar,” the statement quoted Khayarin as saying. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.