US announces fresh aid for Bihar’s flood-hit

September 17th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Moved by the devastation caused by floods in Bihar, US ambassador to India David C. Mulford Wednesday announced fresh aid of $2.5 million for the victims of the disaster that has displaced over three million people. “When Americans see suffering, as in Bihar, we want to help. We will support India’s efforts to assist the people of Bihar,” Mulford said in a statement while announcing flood aid.

The US contribution will complement the relief efforts of the Indian government in Bihar and will be closely coordinated with district-level officials, the US embassy said in a statement here.

Last month, the US had contributed $100,000 for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims in Bihar.

The floods in Bihar have displaced 3.2 million people and killed hundreds of people.

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