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US Congress member to visit flood-affected areas in Pakistan

United States Congress members, Sheila Jackson, and Tom Suzy are all set to visit flood-affected areas in Pakistan and are expected to arrive on Sunday.

Jackson said in a press conference that they would visit flood-damaged areas and would “take all possible steps” to aid flood victims.

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CENTCOM head Gen. Michael Kurilla contacted COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa to offer “his condolences for the people of Pakistan.”

Pakistan has been devastated by floods since mid-June, and this week’s satellite photographs revealed that more than one-third of the nation is submerged.

More than 33 million people were impacted by the flooding, which took more than 1,100 lives; at least 400 of them were children.

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The United States decided to support people impacted by catastrophic floods in Pakistan with an extra $30 million in life-saving humanitarian aid.

The US is giving priority to providing food aid, clean water, sanitation and hygiene improvements, financial support, and housing assistance in response to the government’s request for aid.



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