U.S. to Provide Additional $500,000 in Food Assistance to Flood Victims in Nepal

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S. contribution will enable the World Food Program to distribute locally procured food for 132,000 flood-affected people in the most severely flooded districts of Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet and Dang and will support targeted food or cash for work activities that promote early recovery in the affected areas.

With this new contribution, the U.S. Government has provided food and non-food assistance worth nearly $1.6 million to flood- and landslide-affected households in Nepal. 

For more information on the U.S government’s disaster and emergency preparedness efforts in Nepal, log on to: http://www.usaid.gov/nepal/working-crises-and-conflict