Islamabad, 27 October 2022 (TDI): US Ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome announced an additional $30 million for flood assistance to Pakistan by the US.
He made this announcement during his visit to Sindh province. The announcement puts US assistance to Pakistan at $97 million this year.
With this additional funding, the US through USAID (United States Agency for International Development) will provide immediate flood assistance, health assistance, and nutrient.
The affected and vulnerable families will also be given shelter supplies and kits to prepare for the upcoming winters.
To prevent gender-based violence, the US is also providing increased protection to women and girls as they are disproportionately affected by the crisis.
The Ambassador expressed the US efforts for Pakistan as it is hit by devastating floods. The US corroborates its commitment to providing support to Pakistan during this difficult time.
Remarks by Donald Blome
The US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited the Shikarpur district of Sindh with ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development). ACTED is the implementing partner of USAID.
He distributed shelter supplies and emergency kits to the affected people. Ambassador Blome also traveled to Makhno village where he spoke with flood victims.
During his visit to flood-affected areas in Sindh, Ambassador Blome said, “Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States is providing an additional $30 million in response to severe flooding in Pakistan, bringing our total support to nearly $100 million this year.”
Moreover, he highlighted the support of the US to the people of Pakistan in this hour of need, “We have been here for the people of Pakistan since the beginning, supporting the most vulnerable communities.
With these new funds, the United States will expand upon its existing response, enabling USAID to reach more than 1.8 million people in Pakistan.”