US extends humanitarian relief to flood victims of J&K

The United States (U.S) Tuesday offered its humanitarian aid to the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

ANI| Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 19:02 PM IST

New Delhi: The United States (U.S) Tuesday offered its humanitarian aid to the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

On behalf of the American people, Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today extended her deepest sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been affected by the recent flooding, especially the hundreds of families who have lost loved ones.

In coordination with central and state authorities, Ambassador Stephens announced that the United States intends to provide USD 250,000 to select nongovernmental organizations through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to the needs of the people affected by the disaster.

The organizations, which include Save the Children India, Care India, and Plan India, will use these funds to provide emergency relief, including temporary shelter and non-food relief supplies, to thousands of families in remote villages severely affected by the floods.

Ambassador Stephens reiterated the United States' commitment to help those affected by the floods.