US to provide $500,000 for flood victims

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Oct 27, 2014-

The US Mission in Nepal, through the US Agency for International Development, will contribute an additional $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal.  

These new funds will support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners, said a statement issued by the US Embassy on Monday.

The US contribution will enable the World Food Program to distribute locally procured food for 132,000 flood-affected people in Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet and Dang.  The funds will also support early recovery activities in the flood-affected areas. With this new contribution, the US has provided food and non-food assistance worth nearly $1.6 million to flood- and landslide-affected households in Nepal.

Published: 28-10-2014 08:59

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