Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks on the Flooding in Pakistan

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
August 4, 2010

On August 4, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a statement on the flooding in Pakistan. The Secretary said, "[T]he people of Pakistan are dealing with a major challenge. Last week's flash floods, the worst in more than 80 years, have affected some three million Pakistanis nationwide. An estimated 1,500 people have lost their lives, but many more are missing. Thousands are trapped and hundreds of thousands require emergency assistance."

She continued, "The United States is responding to this crisis in a number of ways. We immediately committed $10 million in aid. U.S. humanitarian relief experts have been deployed to the field. U.S. helicopters have already airlifted hundreds of people out of danger and delivered critical supplies including hundreds of thousands of halal meals. We've sent boats to help with the search and rescue. Water purification. We've sent boats to help with the search and rescue and water purification units to provide clean water for thousands of people as well as temporary bridges to replace the bridges damaged by the floods. All of this has been done in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan and their disaster management specialists. This represents just the start of our efforts. We will continue to help Pakistan in the days and weeks ahead."

The Secretary concluded, "I also want to mention a way that American citizens can contribute to this relief effort. Using your cell phones, you can text the word 'SWAT' 's-w-a-t' to the number 50555. And you will make a $10 contribution that will help the UN High Commissioner for Refugees provide tents, clothing, food, clean drinking water, and medicine to people displaced by floods. When prompted, reply with 'yes' 'y-e-s' to confirm your gift. I just texted a contribution myself, because we know from our own experience, particularly in Haiti, small donations can add up to make a big difference. And Americans have always shown great generosity to people facing crises worldwide. So I urge Americans to join this effort and send some much needed help to the people of Pakistan."

Read the Secretary's complete remarks here.

Comments

Comments

tayyab b.
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Pakistan
August 4, 2010

Tayyab B. in Pakistan writes:

whole pakistan is suffering in terrible situation. flood and fire,

palgye
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South Korea
August 5, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to,

For those who have died will be sorely missed. And a quick recovery for those damages Worthy hope to wear. However, this opportunity is not a simple repair industry, car industry, the turning point of constitution making two attempts to hope. So, naturally, women in society a little more thought to be free.

I'm sorry to tell Pakistan that in developed countries, but little by little dotoedoen industry - the ratio of labor costs in producing this important industry, providing a high possibility even if you think that is acceptable. And, if to solve drinking water and industrial water systems of food self-sufficiency are likely to have to think big. The establishment of a minimum size of the economy and I think after you start to do something. I understand some were short, but is ready think.

Thank You.

US P.
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United States
August 10, 2010

"U.S. Tax Payer" in the U.S.A. writes:

Can you provide us with the guarantee that ever dollar spent on this will go towards helping people and not in the pockets of some politician? Besides we already provide good deal of aid to Pak which, they misuse and use it to support militancy. What makes you think this money will be used towards right purpose?

mavish
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Bangladesh
August 10, 2010

Mavish in Bangladesh writes:

this a sad story of ashiya all the time in

mavish z.
August 10, 2010

Mavish writes:

i pray god safe them and make them comfortable

Tom
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Georgia, USA
August 14, 2010

Tom V. in Georgia (U.S.A.) writes:

I know the President and the Secretary of State and the whole administration are doing a phenomenal job, working extremely hard for me and for all of America as well as for the entire world. People all over the world are watching with satisfaction. You have my wholehearted support. Thank you, Tom

agha g.
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Pakistan
November 19, 2010

Agha G. in Pakistan writes:

Peace & Prosperity
WE can change the World
Tears and Hope, Help Flood Victims of Pakistan
As I am sure all of you know Pakistan has experienced it is worst natural disaster in history over 20-million people are in need of water, food, shelter, medicine ,houses, schools, hospitals and roads , bridges etc.
Please do whatever you can to help, donate a dollar. Tell a friend, nothing is too little.
God bless you and keep Pakistan in your prayers.
Please do what you can to help. If you can donate please go to this UNESCO Internet link.
Pakistan flood relief
My Open Letter (Global Peace Campaign) has been sent one Million (1000000) to
International Community for the welfare of Humanity till today. I authorize Newspapers, Magazines, Internet, to Publish and Radio, T.V. Channels to broadcast this letter all round the World.

(See 500 latest pictures of Obama and flood victims of Pakistan in Photo Gallery)
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The Great Leader of the World
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(1000 new ideas to develop America and to Change the World for Peace and prosperity)
Through Embassy of USA Islamabad till today and also direct sent
These registered Letters to Whitehouse Washington DC 20500.These
Letters have been written on the guidelines of CHANGE WE NEED. And
These letters are about the Common Men Problems of respected American
Peoples and their Solutions. To end, Economic Recession, Unemployment
And to Finish War, all round the World for Peace and Prosperity. In
These letters I have sent one thousand new scientific Planning
/Suggestions, about every walk of life for Peace through Friendship
Progress and Prosperity all over the World.
My dear President Barack Obama, the great leader of the world, my friend, my
Brother, provide an opportunity to me to pay an official
Visit to America, that we two brothers sit together and by halt this
Horrible war. If this war continues for 10, 20 or 50 years it will never end.

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