US announces additional 1.5-bln-dlr aid for the quake-hit in PakNovember 4th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Nov 4 (ANI): Taking a note of the pathetic condition of the quake-hit in Pakistan s Balochistan province, the US is learnt to have announced an additional relief of 1.5 billion dollars.
The quake victims have been demanding relief and aid, especially when the winters have already set in. More than 200 people were killed and thousands left homeless when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit Balochistan last Wednesday.
Announcing the additional aid, the United States Organization for International Aid said in a statement that the US will provide this emergency 1.5-billion-dollar aid to Pakistan government immediately. With this the total US aid would aggregate to 2.5 billion dollars.
The statement added that one billion dollars, provided by International Red Cross, have been distributed among quake victims, reported The News. (ANI)