U.S. raises Pakistan aid to $55 mln

19:24, August 11, 2010      

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The United States has announced an additional 20 million U.S. dollars for flood victims in Pakistan, bringing its contribution to date to 55 million U.S. dollars, reported local media Dawn on Wednesday.

"This disaster is so vast...and as we get better insight into the scope, our contribution may well grow as well," said the U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman while announcing the new package on Tuesday.

Feldman said that since weather in Pakistan on Tuesday was good, U.S. helicopters were able to fly and move about 100,000 pounds worth of humanitarian commodities and transported more than 700 Pakistanis stranded in the remote areas.

"Just as the flood is moving south, we are going to move south, " he said, adding that "We are going to expand those activities with new organizations and existing organizations."

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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