US to provide $150,000 for Uttarakhand flood relief via USAID
US secretary of state John Kerry reached out to India over the Uttarakhand disaster on Sunday as the US announced $150,000 through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to non-governmental organizations working in the most-affected areas.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. USAID seeks to “extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country.” USAID’s stated goals include providing “economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States”. It operates in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.