US announces $100,000 aid for AP, Karnataka flood victims


Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer having words after a meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

Announcing the aid package, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer said "the heart-breaking personal loss, the destruction of homes and property, and the loss of cattle and crops have been devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this time of great loss and tragedy."

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this time of great loss and tragedy,” he said.

Heavy rain and floods have inundated many parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra killing over 200 people and leaving millions homeless.
Over the past seven years, the US has given over $16 million for various disaster management activities in India.

The US agencies have worked in partnership with Indian disaster experts to share knowledge and expertise, improve disaster preparedness, and protect most vulnerable citizens.  

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