US announces $30mn in life-saving humanitarian aid for flood-hit Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Tuesday that the US will give an additional $30 million in life-saving humanitarian aid to help people and communities in Pakistan that have been hit by severe flooding.
The floods have been called a national emergency by the government, and 66 districts have been called “calamity hit.”
An official statement said, “The United States is very saddened by the terrible loss of life, jobs, and homes across Pakistan.”
In response to the Pakistani government’s request for help, an official statement said that the US will give priority to urgently needed food support, safe water, sanitation and hygiene improvements, financial help, and shelter assistance. “This help will save lives and ease the pain of the most vulnerable communities.”
It also said that the US will keep an eye on the crisis and work closely with local partners and Pakistani authorities.
A disaster management expert from USAID arrived in Pakistan on August 29 to figure out how bad the floods were and work more closely with partners on how to help.
The US will always help people in Pakistan who have been hurt by the violence. In addition to the $30 million in urgently needed humanitarian aid that was announced today, Washington also gave more than $1.1 million in grants and project support earlier this month. This was done to make sure that direct aid gets to the areas that need it most and to help reduce and prevent the damage from future floods.