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Washington Announces More Aid for Flood-ravaged Pakistan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari trade places to deliver remarks after their meeting, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the State Dept. in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari trade places to deliver remarks after their meeting, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the State Dept. in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)
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Islamabad (AP) -- The United States has boosted assistance to Pakistan’s flood relief efforts, announcing $10 million in aid, in addition to Washington's already announced financial assistance of $56.1 million, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Washington is the biggest contributor of aid to cash-strapped Pakistan, which has struggled to provide tents, food and other supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in makeshift camps after being displaced by record-breaking floods that have killed 1,638 people since mid-June.