DADU: A five-member delegation led by US Congress Representative Sheila Jackson Lee on Sunday visited calamity-hit Sindh and met the flood survivors to assure them that Washington will continue to support Pakistan in this difficult hour by providing food, tents, and medicines to people displaced by the massive floods.
The delegation accompanied by officials of the Foreign Office landed in Dadu after taking an aerial view of the flood-hit areas in southern and northern parts of the province.
Ms Lee, while speaking to flood-hit families at PCB Ground in Dadu, assured them of the US help. She said a large number of people in the flood-hit areas were suffering from major devastation and added that Washington will continue to lend a helping hand.
She said the delegation will inform the US president, Joe Biden, about the humanitarian crisis brewing in Pakistan.
US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Bloom said that the delegation conducted an aerial view of the flood-ravaged areas and added that the US government would assist the Pakistan to rehabilitate the flood-hit people.
During their visit, the military officers and district administration also gave a detailed briefing to the US delegation about the destruction caused by floods across Sindh, particularly in the Dadu district.
The foreign delegation appreciated the rescue efforts of both military and civilian officers in the flood-hit areas and assured the government of full assistance in the form of food, tents, and medicines for the flood victims. It also distributed gifts among the flood survivors on the occasion.
Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2022