WASHINGTON (Online) - US President Barack Obama has signed an executive memorandum to provide $ 33 million for the refugees of Pakistans worst floods that have claimed over 1,700 lives and affected 20 million people. With this the total US aid to Pakistan for flood relief work has crossed $ 230 million - the largest foreign donor to the flood-ravaged country. In a memorandum addressed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama said that it is important to Americas national interest to furnish assistance an amount not to exceed $ 33 million from US Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs. It includes contributions to international, governmental and NGOs and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs resulting from recent devastating flooding in Pakistan. The $ 230 million aid includes $ 150 million to support immediate relief efforts in Pakistan, through the Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority, the UNs emergency response plan and many other local and international organisations. An additional $ 50 million has been allocated for initial recovery efforts to assist with rebuilding communities affected by the floods in that country. Therefore, the US is now providing $ 200 million to assist with relief and recovery efforts, which does not include considerable in-kind and technical assistance specifically to address the impact of these floods.