Man and youth in floodwaters at opposite sides of floating satellite dish with children sitting on top (© Fida Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistanis use a satellite dish to transport children through floodwaters after heavy monsoon rains in the country’s Balochistan province August 26. (© Fida Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States is providing $30 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Pakistan, where severe flooding has affected 33 million people and killed over 1,100.

“The United States is deeply saddened by the devastating loss of life and livelihoods throughout Pakistan,” the U.S. Agency for International Development said in an August 30 statement.

“We stand with Pakistan in this difficult time,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

People carrying belongings on their shoulders while walking through floodwaters (© Zahid Hussain/AP Images)
A displaced family wades through floodwaters in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province August 24. (© Zahid Hussain/AP Images)

The aid brings food, nutrition, safe water, shelter assistance, cash and sanitation and hygiene improvements. A USAID disaster management specialist arrived in Pakistan August 29 to work with international partners on the response.

Earlier in August, the United States also provided $100,000 in financial assistance and $1.1 million in grants and project support to address immediate needs in hard hit areas and to mitigate and prevent harm from future floods.

Heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding, landslides and glacial lake outbursts. In addition to 1,100 deaths, nearly 4,900 people have been injured. Flooding has damaged more than 800,000 hectares of farmland and killed approximately 733,000 livestock.

In Pakistan’s Sindh province, U.S. government–built schools serve as shelters for people displaced by flooding. The United States is proud to be the largest single humanitarian donor to Pakistan. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership, which dates back to Pakistan’s founding as a nation in 1947.