September 4, 2010, WASHINGTON (Calcutta Tube): U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been providing economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years. It has provided more than $200 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to the flood affected people of Pakistan to date in addition to [ReviewAZON asin=”0870032143″ display=”inlinepost”] 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. Now, 13 mobile water treatment units have been set up by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Government of Pakistan’s flood relief effort. The water treatment units have already produced more than 7.5 million liters of clean water.
USAID has also provided ten 10,000-liter water bladder kits to help facilitate the efficient distribution of clean water by minimizing waiting time at and distance traveled for water collection points. Water bladders allow for improved security for vulnerable individuals by providing accessible water distribution centers. USAID has also provided nearly 113,000 5-liter water containers for families to collect, transport and maintain household water.
These relief supplies provided by USAID supplement its emergency health, economic recovery, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene programs in flood-affected areas of Pakistan.
For more information about USAID’s programs, please visit: www.usaid.gov/.
The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.