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|Tuesday, October 23, 2001, updated at 08:52(GMT+8)|
China Provides Aid for Afghan Refugees and PakistanThe Chinese government has donated goods and materials totaling 4 million yuan (about 484,000 U.S. dollars) to the Afghan refugees in Pakistan, sources with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) disclosed here Monday.
Donations will be handed to Afghan refugees through the Pakistani government and the Pakistani agency of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
China is also donating goods worth of 10 million yuan (about 1. 2 million U.S. dollars) to the Pakistani government, according to MOFTEC.
All the goods for humanitarian use, including tents, blankets, quilts and paulins, left Urumqi, China's northwestern city earlier Monday on the journey to Peshawar, Pakistan.
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