Members of the United States Congress, Sheila Jackson and Tom Suzy, have left the United states to go to flood-affected areas in Pakistan and will arrive on Sunday.
Jackson mentioned in a press conference earlier than departing for Pakistan that they will go to flood-damaged areas and will take “all feasible steps” to assist flood victims.
Separately, the Commander of US Central Command General Michael Erik Kurilla expressed grief over the catastrophic floods that killed over 1,186 lives and submerged a 1/3 of the country.
General Michael talked to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa through cellphone and offered condolences over the loss of lives in historic flash floods in the country.
CENTCOM is sending an evaluation team to Islamabad to decide what plausible help the Department of Defence (DoD) can provide to USAID as part of the United States’ help to the flooding disaster in Pakistan, spokesman Colonel Joe Buccino stated on September 2.
The United States is the top arms supplier to Pakistan’s military.
Monsoon rains have submerged a third of Pakistan, claiming at least 1,190 lives considering that June and unleashing effective floods that have washed away swathes of vital crops and broken or destroyed more than a million homes.
Authorities have blamed climate change, which is increasing the frequency and power of severe weather events.
It follows the United States’ decision to grant an additional $30 million in life-saving humanitarian help to assist people and communities affected by extreme flooding in Pakistan.
In response to the government’s request for assistance, the US is prioritising urgently wished meals support, safe water, sanitation and hygiene improvements, financial help, and refuge assistance.
This assist will save lives and minimize struggling amongst the most vulnerable affected communities.
In addition to the $30 million in urgently wanted humanitarian help announced on August 31, the US additionally supplied over $1.1 million in gives you and task help before that month to make sure direct help reaches these communities most impacted and to assist mitigate and prevent the effects of future floods.