USAID to provide $50m assistance for flood affected people

The United States on Wednesday said the USAID would utilise US 50 million dollars out of the assistance through the Kerry Lugar Berman Bill, for relief and rehabilitiation of the flood affected people.

USAID Administrator Dr Rajiv Shah, who was on a day long visit to see the devastation and meet the displaced people said he was moved to see the plight of the people.

He said the United States was committed to the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people and would increase the “extent and scale” of its assistance.

Rajiv Shah who went around two different camps; housing 2700 and 1200 people respectively. He was briefed that the camps set up jointly with the collaboration of USAID, World Food Program and local NGOs were being provided food, water and arrangements have been made to provide adequate sanitation and medical facilities.

He also met the people and enquired about the facilities they were getting.

He was informed that the US had evacuated 6000 people stranded at different places, following the worst ever flooding in the country that destroyed 20 per cent crop area and affected 20 million.