USAID deploys disaster assistance response team to Pakistan to respond to deadly floods

According to the agency, the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) “leads the U.S. government’s response efforts in Pakistan,” which has killed at least 1,100 people and injured at least 4,800 in floods across the country since June 14. It’s a schedule.

A USAID spokesperson told CNN on Friday, “There are currently four DART personnel working on the ground in Pakistan to assess the situation and determine how the United States will work with the Pakistani government to provide additional resources. There are members of the

With more members of the team on their way, “DART will continue to operate in the field until USAID can determine that needs are met,” a spokesperson said.

According to a spokesperson, the Department of Defense “has sent an assessment team to Islamabad to determine what potential assistance the Department of Defense can provide to USAID as part of U.S. assistance to Pakistan’s flood crisis. I am doing it. They said aid “continues to work closely with the Department of Defense to determine the necessary support for our response.”

“In addition to DART mobilization, U.S. government staff based in the region and in Washington, D.C. are closely monitoring the situation, including the potential impact of flooding on the wider region.” The agency said in a press release on Friday.

Earlier this week, USAID said it had “affected an estimated 33 million people,” destroyed or damaged one million homes, and “made approximately 735,000 livestock the primary source of livelihoods and food.”

“With these funds, USAID partners will prioritize urgently needed assistance, including food, nutrition, multipurpose cash, safe water, sanitation and hygiene improvements, and shelter assistance,” said the agency’s press release. I’m here.


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