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US announces 100,000 dollars as relief for flood victims

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August 06, 2005 01:47 IST

The US on Friday announced 100,000 dollars for humanitarian relief for the victims of the flood in the wake of the heavy monsoon rains in Gujarat, Maharashtra and other affected states.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Robert O Blake, Charge d'Affaires at the American Embassy in New Delhi said out of this contribution, 50,000 dollars would go to the PM's National Relief Fund.

The balance would support oral rehydration salts provision through local NGOs among the hard-hit population.

Terrible Tuesday: Mumbai copes with a calamity

These funds had been made available from the Ambassador's Humanitarian Relief Fund and were being provided through the US Agency for International Development office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance.
 
Blake said the US stood willing to assist India in any other way that would be helpful.

He expressed condolences on behalf of the people and the US government to the Indian people in the face of severe floods.

Responding to the disaster, USAID worked with corporate and NGO partners to provide ORS packets and Safewat, a water disinfectant, to the affected areas.

Terrible Tuesday: Mumbai copes with a calamity
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