Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced $110 million in new
humanitarian aid to Pakistan to help an estimated two million displaced people.
Clinton said the money will go to international assistance efforts to help
those who have fled their homes in Swat Valley, where Pakistani troops are
engaged in fierce fighting with Taliban militants.
Speaking at the White House Tuesday, Clinton said the Obama administration
hopes those who fled will be able to return home quickly, safely and on a
voluntary basis. She said Pakistan is fighting a tough battle against the
Clinton, the top U.S. diplomat, said the defeat of the Taliban and al-Qaida is
in the interest of not only Pakistan and the region, but also of the United
She said the new funding announced Tuesday will be used in a number of ways,
including to provide relief kits, FM radios and generators, and to purchase
wheat and other items from local sources.