U.S. Provides Clean Water to Flood-Affected Citizens of Pakistan

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 3, 2010
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided 13 mobile water treatment units to support the Government of Pakistan's flood relief effort. These water treatment units are stationed on some of the most flood-affected districts and have produced over 7.5 million liters of clean water.

In addition, USAID has provided ten 10,000-liter water bladder kits to help facilitate the efficient distribution of clean water by minimizing waiting time at and distance traveled for water collection points. Water bladders allow for improved security for vulnerable individuals by providing accessible water distribution centers. USAID has also provided nearly 113,000 5-liter water containers for families to collect, transport and maintain household water.

These relief supplies provided by USAID supplement its emergency health, economic recovery, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene programs in flood-affected areas of Pakistan.

The United States has provided more than $200 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to the people of Pakistan to date. The U.S. has provided other civilian and military in-kind assistance in the form of halal meals, pre-fabricated steel bridges and other infrastructure support, as well as air support to and within Pakistan to transport goods and rescue people.

For more information about USAID's programs, please visit: usaid.gov. To read our blog, see blog.usaid.gov.

Last updated: December 22, 2014

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