Washington DC, 29 August 2022 (TDI): The US’s Special Representative for Business and Commercial Affairs of the Department of State, Dilawar Syed showed solidarity with Pakistan in the recent flood crisis.

He added that the damage caused due to the recent floods in Pakistan had saddened him. Dilawar Syed also announced that the US is ready to assist and partner with Pakistan in countering climate change.

He went on to further express his solidarity with the people of Pakistan that are impacted by the historic floods.

Department of State’s Remarks

The Deputy Spokesman of the US Department of State, Vedant Patel expressed solidarity with the government and the people of Pakistan as well. He extended his condolences on the behalf of the United States government.

Announcement of funds

The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken announced on 18 August 2022 that the United States will provide financial assistance to Pakistan. It was announced that US$ 100,000 to Pakistan will be provided as flood relief.

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There will be also a further provision of US$ 1 million to Pakistan. Blinken added that the following funds will be provided to Pakistan for building resilience against natural disasters. He further assured the collective efforts for combatting climate change.

It was announced by the officials of the US government that they have been monitoring the situation in Pakistan. They had also worked on the releasing of funds for recovering the losses of homes and livestock.

The most affected communities of Pakistan from the recent historic floods will be supported. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had set a major share for the humanitarian assistance of people in Balochistan.