WASHINGTON — The U.K. government will pay $4.7 billion to recover property lost during a natural disaster, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Thursday.
The money will be divided among U.KS. government agencies, with the bulk going to British Virgin Islands, the United States and the U .
The money will also be used to rebuild schools, hospitals and other infrastructure damaged by the 2010 monsoon floods.
A total of 2.4 million homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed during the floods.
The United States will contribute $2.3 billion.
In an unrelated statement, the office of U.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said she was confident that the recovery efforts will provide lasting and meaningful results to the people of the United Kingdom and the world.