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The US military begins airlifting Pakistan with essential flood relief supplies.

To assist those impacted by the devastating floods that are currently submerging the majority of Pakistan, the US military has started airlifting essential flood relief supplies there.

According to a statement released by the US Embassy in Islamabad, Centcom is working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist Pakistanis in times of need after catastrophic floods destroyed devastation and killed more than 1,300 people nationwide.

Around 20 distinct shipments totaling nearly $2.2 million worth of necessities for maintaining life, such as equipment for cooking and building shelter, will be distributed throughout the nation as part of the relief activities.

The US government’s response activities, which the US military response is leading, are being coordinated by a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), which was dispatched on September 2.

With these flown aid supplies included, the flood response has cost a total of $30.1 million to date, it was stated.

The embassy stated that “our humanitarian donations are prioritising urgently needed food, nutrition, multi-purpose cash, safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene, and shelter assistance,” adding that the Biden administration is still deeply saddened by the devastation brought on by the catastrophic flooding that affected the entirety of Pakistan.

According to the statement, this support would help the most vulnerable impacted people by saving lives and easing their suffering, and the crisis will be closely monitored in close conjunction with regional partners and Pakistani authorities.