"People in the Malakand Division have overcome militancy at great cost to their families, their incomes, and their communities," said Ambassador Anne Patterson. "The United States has tremendous respect for the strength of the Pakistani people and we support them as they rebuild their communities."
With this donation, the United States Government has given more than $340 million in assistance to NWFP over the past year. Previous U.S. donations have provided food, as well as health, education, water assistance to people displaced by the operations. The U.S. has also donated $44 million to support of the Government's IDP cash support program, which assists internally displaced Pakistanis as they rebuild their lives.