Beijing: China has sent its first shipment of emergency humanitarian aid to help the Tunisian government deal with refugees fleeing neighbouring country Libya.
The relief materials that were sent on Thursday include 1,500 tents and 20 tonnes of medicine, Xinhua reported citing a statement from the Ministry of Commerce.
A second shipment of relief supplies will be dispatched on April 09, it said.
China has announced plans to offer CNY 50 million (USD 7.6 million) in aid to Tunisia and Egypt.
First Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, 14:22