USAID announces humanitarian assistance for flood-affected people in Burma

from US Agency for International Development
Published on 06 Aug 2015 View Original

For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 6, 2015
USAID Press Office

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $600,000 in humanitarian assistance to support flood relief efforts in Burma. This funding will help provide safe drinking water, improved sanitation facilities, hygiene materials, emergency relief supplies, and other critical interventions to the people affected by the flooding caused by Cyclone Komen and monsoon rains.

In addition, a team of USAID disaster experts is in Burma to conduct damage assessments and coordinate response activities with local government agencies and humanitarian partners.

Our thoughts are with the people of Burma, and we remain committed to helping them get through this crisis. Since the start of fiscal year 2015, the United States has provided more than $48 million in humanitarian assistance to Burma, as well as to refugees in the region. This includes funding for food assistance, safe drinking water, emergency shelter, sanitation facilities, and basic health care.