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US to provide USD 100,000 for families affected by X-Press Pearl

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The American people are providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support response efforts to the MV X-Press Pearl ship fire, said the US Embassy in Colombo on Friday (11).

The MV X-Press Pearl has discharged plastic debris and chemical waste into the surrounding waters, endangering coastal resources and the livelihoods of nearby fishing communities.The assistance will deliver immediate support to families whose livelihoods were affected by this emergency and expand ongoing support for response coordination and management.

The United States is providing this assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s implementing partners.“The United States is committed to helping mitigate.

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