We have to help the flood zones as part of the war against the Taliban. We do it because it is right and 20 million people, said Holbrooke. It is strategic, not political, it is a humanitarian.
An area larger than Italy was under water, more than 20 million people were affected, said Richard Holbrooke, in Paris.
The amount of money to rebuild that was destroyed in Pakistan will be in the tens of billions of dollars, he said.
People are desperate to return to their lands and houses, but there is no money exchange.
Holbrooke met with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, before visiting officials in Brussels.