Press Releases 2010
Rs 371 Million In Aid To Families In Sindh
October 13, 2010
Islamabad - The U.S. announced Wednesday that it's providing more than Rs 371 million ($4.3 million) to assist displaced families in southern Sindh Province. This money is part of the more than $380 million in humanitarian assistance that the U.S. is providing to the people of Pakistan.
The U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is providing the money to meet the emergency and early recovery needs of approximately 8,000 displaced families in Thatta and Dadu Districts in southern Sindh. A USAID partner will use this funding to provide safe drinking water, construct communal latrines, and distribute framing and roofing materials for transitional shelter. As floodwaters recede, the funding will provide cash-for-work opportunities for 5,000 people, along with wheelbarrows, shovels, and other tools needed to clear debris.
The U.S. also has provided other civilian and military in-kind assistance in the form of halal meals, pre-fabricated steel bridges and other infrastructure support, as well as air support to and within Pakistan to transport goods and rescue people, valued at more than $68 million.
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