USAID provides more than Tk2.3 crore in funding to flood affected people in BD

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Published: 6/22/2022 8:46:22 AM

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than Tk2.3 crore in emergency funding to deliver relief materials to the families and communities hit hardest by floods in Bangladesh.

The emergency support is coming in response to record levels of rainfall and catastrophic flooding across northern Bangladesh.

US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Helen LaFave on Wednesday said: “Some of these areas have not seen flood waters 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.”

The United States has provided more than $8 billion in assistance to Bangladesh over the past 50 years.

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.

Dhaka Tribune

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