ISLAMABAD, August 30: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Tuesday announced an additional $30 million in life-saving humanitarian assistance to support people and communities affected by severe flooding in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s government has declared the floods a national emergency, with 66 districts declared to be “calamity hit”, said a news release issued by the US Embassy in Pakistan.
The United States is deeply saddened by the devastating loss of life, livelihoods, and homes throughout Pakistan.
In response to the Pakistani government’s request for assistance, the United States will prioritize urgently needed food support, safe water, sanitation and hygiene improvements, financial help, and shelter assistance.
This support will save lives and reduce suffering among the most vulnerable affected communities.
The United States will continue to monitor the crisis in close coordination with local partners and Pakistani authorities.
A USAID disaster management specialist arrived in Pakistan August 29 to assess the impact of the floods and intensify coordination with partners on response efforts. – Agencies