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  22 Jun 2022, 15:34
Update : 22 Jun 2022, 15:35

US to provide emergency flood relief to Bangladesh 

 
DHAKA, June 22, 2022 (BSS) - The United States (US) has provided over Taka 
2.3 crore as emergency funding to deliver critical relief to families and 
communities hit hardest by record-level rainfall and catastrophic flooding 
across areas of northern Bangladesh. 

The US is providing the fund through U.S. Agency for International 
Development (USAID), a US embassy press release said here today. 

"Some of these areas have not seen floodwaters like this for over 120 years. 
The United States continues to stand by the government and the people of 
Bangladesh during these challenging times and will support our partners on 
the ground to deliver crucial assistance to people in areas most affected by 
the deluge," said U.S. Embassy Charg‚ d'Affaires Helen LaFave. 

The US has provided more than $8 billion in assistance to Bangladesh over the 
past 50 years, said the release.  

Last year alone, USAID provided over $120 million in humanitarian assistance 
and an additional $200 million to improve the lives of people in Bangladesh 
through programs that expand food security and economic opportunity, improve 
health and education, promote democratic institutions and practices, protect 
the environment, and increase resilience to climate change.
 
 

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