Pakistan is raising funds in collaboration with the United Nations
According to a UN report, in September, Pakistan and the United Nations launched an initiative on the floods, under which efforts were made to raise US $ 150 million. However, out of this, only $38.5 million in aid could be received. When asked about corruption and looting of relief materials in Pakistan during Tuesday’s news conference, Price said, “We take very seriously, not only in Pakistan, but wherever American taxpayers’ money goes around the world.” Huh.
America told- the way to keep an eye on the help
Price also cited the US government’s accounting practices to ensure that humanitarian aid is being used for the purpose for which it is given. Under this, the employees of ‘USAID’ regularly visit the place where the help is being sent. Apart from this, partners working with local organizations also keep an eye on this.
US officials roaming in 10 districts of Pakistan
Price said, “We have DART—the Disaster Assistance Response Force—and its members have visited more than 10 flood-affected districts in Balochistan and Sindh provinces. Pakistan’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority has said that more than two million homes have been destroyed by the floods. In September, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that an increase in diseases such as malaria could lead to a “second disaster”. Last week, the WHO warned of 2.7 million malaria cases by January 2023 in 32 flood-hit Pakistan districts.