Donald Blome, the US ambassador to Pakistan, announced on Thursday an additional $30 million in humanitarian aid for Pakistan’s flood victims.
The announcement was made by Ambassador Blome while he was in the flood-stricken Shikarpur district, where he gave out hygiene kits, emergency shelter, and latrines to those who had been affected by the flooding.
In order to learn about the effects of the flooding and understand their demands, he spoke with flood victims.
According to a statement released today by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, this new money raises the entire amount of American support to Pakistan for flood response, food security, disaster preparedness, and capacity-building activities to $97 million this year.
The organization went on to say that the additional funds would “extend efforts to address immediate needs, scaling up aid to the most affected communities and enabling USAID to reach over 4 million people.”
With the additional funds, the U.S. government will work through USAID to deliver life-saving food, nutrition, and health support to help reduce the effect of the floods’ increased food insecurity and malnutrition as well as the spread of diseases brought on by stagnant floodwaters.
Along with helping families rebuild, the new financing will also give winterization kits and shelter items to assist them get ready for the cold season.
Due to the disproportionately negative impacts that natural disasters like flooding have on women and girls, the United States is stepping up its protection efforts and efforts to support survivors.