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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Arrives for Flood Victims

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Arrives for Flood Victims

As part of the U.S. Embassy's continuing efforts to aid victims of the recent catastrophic floods, two truckloads of humanitarian relief supplies arrived in Moldova today, Thursday, July 22."Our hearts go out to the many people who have lost everything as a result of the flooding," said Charge d' Affaires Marcus Micheli. "We commend the Moldovan Government for its swift response to meet the humanitarian needs of its citizens and hope that our contribution will help to provide some measure of relief to the people in the affected areas."

The shipments include cots (307), sleeping bags (614), blankets (663), bed linens (1047), and bath and hand towels (1076), and will be distributed to victims of the floods being housed in temporary shelters in Hincesti. The amount of this assistance is valued at over $250,000.

This assistance is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Humanitarian Assistance Program "Operation Provide Hope." In fiscal year 2009, the U.S., in cooperation with partner NGOs, provided humanitarian assistance to vulnerable and needy populations in Moldova totaling more than $3.5 million. The U.S. Embassy thanks our Moldovan partner, Counterpart International, for facilitating the shipment and distribution of these essential humanitarian supplies.



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