US announces $100,000 aid for India's flood victims
The US on Thursday announced $100,000 aid for the victims of recent floods in parts of southern and western India.india Updated: Oct 08, 2009 17:49 IST
The US on Thursday announced $100,000 aid for the victims of recent floods in parts of southern and western India.
"The heart-breaking personal loss, the destruction of homes and property, and the loss of cattle and crops have been devastating,” US ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer said while announcing the aid.
“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.