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.