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

The United States has announced an additional 30 million dollars humanitarian assistance to support the flood affected people of Pakistan.

According to the US Embassy in Islamabad, in addition to the 30 million dollars urgently needed humanitarian assistance announced on Tuesday, the United States also provided over 1.1 million dollars in grants and project support earlier this month to help mitigate and prevent the effects of future floods.

The embassy statement said that 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. It said this support will save lives and reduce suffering among the most vulnerable affected communities.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Ambassador in Washington Masood Khan has thanked the United States for its announcement of 30 million dollars in humanitarian assistance for flood relief in Pakistan.

In a statement, he said we deeply appreciate that the US has stood with the people Pakistani during this calamity.

Source: Radio Pakistan