India, US Provide Assistance to Nepal Flood Victims

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India, US Provide Assistance to Nepal Flood Victims

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Kathmandu:  Nepal has received almost a million US dollars in aid for relief work for the people affected by the recent flood and landslides in Nepal.

The floods claimed more than 250 lives in the central and western parts of Himalayan nation.  

A press release from the Indian embassy in Nepal said India had provided USD 480,000 as financial assistance to the flood victims.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae today handed over a cheque amounting to USD 480,000 to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his official residence at Baluwatar, as India's contribution towards the relief work.

The United States meanwhile pledged to provide USD 450,000 in food assistance to the victims, to the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Nepal through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), read a press statement issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu today.

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