Karachi (August 12, 2022) – The U.S. government today announced a new $1 million grant to support Pakistan’s ability to respond to natural disasters, such as the ongoing floods. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), this humanitarian assistance will strengthen the resilience of farming communities in Sindh province and support Pakistani disaster management authorities in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit- Baltistan to better respond to future disasters.
US Ambassador Donald Blome said, “The American people stand with the people of Pakistan during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones in the floods across Pakistan and who are also coping with recovery efforts. We are proud to help build the resilience of communities in Sindh so that they are better able to deal with such disasters in the future. We remain committed to helping Pakistan recover and rebuild as quickly as possible. »
Acknowledging the continued US-Pakistani partnership, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said, “The American people have always stood with the people of Pakistan during difficult times in the past, and now, when torrential rains have made havoc in several parts of Sindh. Province. The people of Sindh, and especially the people of Pakistan, are very grateful for the announcement by the United States government of this million dollar grant to build Pakistan’s capacity to deal with natural disasters.
The United States and Pakistan have worked together for 75 years on issues important to both nations, including energy, economic growth, peace and inclusion, education and health. Since 2002, the US government has provided more than $32 billion in support to foster a more stable, peaceful, and prosperous Pakistan.