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UNHCR starts airlifting aid into Kabul


  • The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR has started airlifting aid into Kabul for the first time since the Taliban overran the country. 
  • The Agency's spokesperson Shabia Mantoo said the agency is using land, sea and air routes to bring humanitarian relief into Afghanistan. 
  • She said a plane carrying 33 tons of supplies for displaced Afghans reached Kabul and two additional flights are scheduled for this month. 
  • Further relief supplies have also been prepositioned in Uzbekistan, ready to be trucked into Afghanistan, she added.