China sends aid to help Afghanistan recover from devastating earthquake

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In the early hours of June 22, a magnitude-6.1 #earthquake hit eastern #Afghanistan. The quake was the deadliest and most disastrous to hit the country in two decades, causing more than 1,500 deaths. #China has been actively providing aid to Afghan people to help tide them over during the difficult time, pledging 50 million yuan (about $7.5 million) in emergency humanitarian assistance to the country. Chinese companies in Afghanistan have also sent supplies of rice, flour, oil and tea to affected areas.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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