Islamabad, 9 September 2022 (TDI): Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power arrived in Pakistan, on Thursday. She commented that she had never seen so much water on land before.

Moreover, USAID administrator added that the melting glaciers and enormous monsoon rains swamped almost one-third of the country.

Relief Efforts of USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $30.1 million in flood disaster assistance for Pakistan.

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Moreover, the Disaster Assistance Response Team of USAID is on the field. It is assisting the administration of Pakistan in getting food, shelter, and medication to people in need.

USAID is supporting the people and collaborating with many organizations to help recovery operations. Also, USAID is collaborating with international humanitarian organizations to increase cleanliness and clean water availability in flood-affected areas.

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Support (BHA) has supplied $4 million in emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance. Given the increasing danger of food scarcity in the nation, USAID has also funded the World Food Programme with $15.5 million (WFP).

The USAID has awarded this funding to WFP for immediate food supply, nutrition aid, and farming infrastructure restoration to restore livelihoods.

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USAID and Pakistan

Over almost 75 years, the United States and Pakistan have collaborated on subjects essential to both countries, such as power, growth, security and inclusivity, education, and healthcare.

The present USAID national assistance plan for Islamabad concentrates on making the country more secure, peaceful, and wealthy. It aims to enhance a more peace-loving society in critical places, and boost equitable economic growth in the country.

To accomplish this, USAID is collaborating with the Pakistani authorities to enhance global health security capacities.