Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune
Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Henrietta H. Fore arrives today (November 20) in Bangladesh for a 24-hour visit. During her stay, Fore will observe first-hand the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr and inspect USAID-funded relief assistance. She will meet with senior government officials to discuss how the United States can continue to assist Bangladesh in this time of need. She will also present an airlift of USAID emergency relief supplies including 300 rolls of plastic sheeting for constructing temporary shelters, 5,000 blankets, 2,500 10-liter water jugs and 2,500 family hygiene kits. The commodities will benefit an estimated 15,000 people. The value of all USAID assistance to date is more than $2.35 million.