US announces $10mn aid for flood victims

Published: August 1, 2010
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Army helicopters look to distribute relief supplies from the air to the residents of Nowshera. PHOTO: REUTERS

Army helicopters look to distribute relief supplies from the air to the residents of Nowshera. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The United States announced $10million in aid for flood affectees on Sunday.

According to a statement by the US Embassy, the aid can be increased on request of the National Disaster Management Authority or other agencies working in relief works.

It said that two planes carrying relief goods for atleast 50,000 people have landed at the Chaklala Airbase.

The statement also said that more food for almost 62,000 people will reach Pakistan before the end of this week.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Yusaf Khan
    Aug 2, 2010 - 5:09AM

    Thank you America. Believe me this will go along way into the hearts of the Pukhtuns. Recommend

  • shy
    Aug 2, 2010 - 6:02AM

    Every time we beg for foreign aid and accepts aid and hurt our self respect.Peoples suffers with or without aid.When we will be able to solve our own problems with dignity? Recommend

  • Sultan Ahmed.
    Aug 3, 2010 - 4:28PM

    Never come such rain as have seen this year,
    which make situation horrible,
    beautiful houses converted into rubbish,
    many families lost their beloved,
    rainy flood water destroyed everything.

    It is opened reality,
    the situation is beyond human being control
    natural calamity,
    God have created it
    and He remove it.

    We ,as a Pakistani,should say thanks those countries who come forward and provide us aid/assistance especially The United States Of America.
    American are great,every time ready to help those trapped in calamity.
    remember the earth quick in Pakistan and American unique role.Recommend

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