Afghanistan is one of the world’s poorest and most war-wrecked nations.. and still, Afghan officials in Kandahar donated money to victims of the Japan earthquake/tsunami disaster. This article is especially for all you racist, arrogant, selfish U.S. Americans who constantly complain and whine about how the United States is supposedly the only nation that gives money to other nations in times of crisis. Guess what, assholes? Other nations have stepped in to help the victims, too!
KABUL - ONE of impoverished Afghanistan’s most violent provinces on Saturday offered $50,000 in aid to help victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, officials said.
The cash has been offered by officials in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, which is seen as the birthplace of the Taleban and is one of the areas worst affected by violence in Afghanistan’s near-ten year war.
‘On behalf of the residents of Kandahar, mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi announced $50,000 in aid to the people affected by earthquakes and tsunami in Japan,’ a statement from Kandahar’s provincial governor said.
Japan was hit by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday which triggered a tsunami, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands unaccounted for.
The world’s third-largest economy has been one of the main contributors of aid for the reconstruction and development of desperately poor Afghanistan.
In 2009, Japan pledged up to five billion dollars in aid for Afghanistan, to be delivered by 2013. — AFP