U.S. To Contribute $100,000 to Cyclone Hudhud Humanitarian Relief Efforts

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bonnie Carlson
91 11 24198000

Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens extended her deepest sympathies on behalf of the American people to the peopleof Andhra Pradesh and Odisha who have been affected by recent Cyclone Hudhud, especially the dozens of families who have lost their loved ones. Ambassador Stephens, in coordination with central and state authorities, announced that the United States will provide $100,000 to Plan India through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist those affected by the disaster. “The United States is committed to working with our partners to help those affected by the cyclone,” CDA Ambassador Stephens said. Plan India will use these funds to provide emergency relief, including temporary shelter and non-food relief supplies, to thousands of families in remote villages severely affected by the cyclone. USAID, which works in both disaster preparedness and response, is working in partnership with Government of India, the private sector, and international organizations to promote disaster resilience through increased investment in disaster risk reduction activities.