Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan to assist those affected by the devastating floods in the country.
According to the Express Tribune, the ‘Salt’ actor has landed in Dadu, Pakistan and will hear from those directly affected about their needs and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future.
“International humanitarian Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to assist communities affected by the devastating floods. Heavy rains and floods across the country affected 33 million people and submerged a third of the land. Angelina Jolie visited to witness and better understand the situation, and to listen to those directly affected about their needs, and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future. future,” the report said, citing a statement from the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
“Jolie, who previously visited the victims of the 2010 floods in Pakistan and the 2005 earthquake, will visit the emergency response operations of the IRC (International Rescue Committee) and other organizations. local organizations assisting displaced people including Afghan refugees Jolie will highlight the need for urgent assistance to the Pakistani people and long-term solutions to address the growing crises increase in climate change, human displacement and prolonged insecurity that we are seeing globally,” the IRC statement added.
Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of more than a thousand people across Pakistan since June and caused massive floods that swept away vital crops and damaged or destroyed more than a million homes.
According to the authorities, the death toll has reached 1,559 people, including 551 children and 318 women, and viral diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea and skin infections have raged across the provinces. when the water starts to recede.
The record-breaking monsoons and floods affected 33 million people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damage.
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