America said our team is in Islamabad to assess the floods
Pakistan said it firmly supports the Pakistani people.
America has expressed sorrow over the death of people due to the floods in Pakistan
Washington. The White House has expressed grief over the death and devastation caused by severe flooding in Pakistan. Rain-triggered floods have wreaked havoc across Pakistan, killing more than 1,100 people and displacing 33 million. White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre said Wednesday, “We are deeply saddened by the great loss and destruction of life following the severe flooding in Pakistan. We express our deepest condolences to All Individuals and Families Affected America stands with those affected by the horrific floods and landslides.
“Yesterday, USAID announced that it would provide an additional $30 million in humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the flood,” he said. We are in Islamabad to assess the impact. Pierre said, “America has been and will continue to be a strong supporter of the people of Pakistan. We provide the highest level of humanitarian assistance in Pakistan and we have provided over $33 million in assistance. We will continue to Follow closely the situation in Pakistan. More help is needed after this horrible tragedy.” Meanwhile, US lawmakers have urged the administration to send more humanitarian aid to Pakistan.
So far more than 1100 people have died due to flooding in Pakistan. Among them, 350 children. About 1600 people are also injured in the flood for various reasons. 2.87 lakh houses were completely destroyed while 6.62 lakh houses were partially damaged. The dams built on many major rivers in the country have broken and the rivers are flowing above the danger level. As a result, heavy damage was caused to farmlands, houses, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and other public places.
Keywords: America, Flood, Pakistan
FIRST POST: 01 September 2022, 09:34 IST