US providing aid to flood victims in Pak: Official
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:10
  
Washington: The US is providing relief material and aid to the flood affected people of Pakistan following an appeal in this regard from its Prime Minister, a US official has said.

"In response to Pakistan's September 9 appeal, the US has already swung into action, providing assistance to flood victims and internally displaced people," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters.

"We have already started sending food assistance through AID. Our assistance should reach about 346,000 Pakistanis," Nuland said.

"We are also sending shelter and non-food items through AID partners to reach about 5,500 families. And we are also providing medical services to reach about 500,000 Pakistanis," she said.

More than 200 people have been killed while over 500,000 affected by torrential rains in Pakistan.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:10


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