Famous Hollywood actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan to assess the situation of flood victims.
Humanitarian, activist and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon to support and directly speak to families affected by floods. Jolie is currently in Dadu, Sindh where she is visiting and surveying the damage caused by the floods.
Ms Jolie is visiting to witness and gain understanding of the situation, and to hear from people affected directly about their needs, and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future”, International Rescue Committee-IRC said in its press release.Press Release-IRC
According to sources, famous Hollywood actress is visiting Pakistan to help the communities affected by the devastating floods. Heavy rains and floods across the country have affected 33 million people and submerged a third of the country. International humanitarian Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to help flood affected and highlight how countries like Pakistan are paying the greatest cost for a crisis they did not cause.
After Dadu, the actress will go to Badin. Remember that Angelina Jolie has visited Pakistan before in 2005 and 2010. The actress also visited Pakistan on the occasion of the floods in 2010, while after the devastating earthquake in 2005, the victims also visited Pakistan. They came to Pakistan to show solidarity.
Angelina Jolie visited Flood Victims in Sindh
Angelina Jolie is visiting the flood-affected areas of Juhi and surrounding areas of Dadu in Sindh. The program of his visit was kept secret from the media. Strict security arrangements have been made on the occasion of the visit. Jolie landed by helicopter at Zam Zama oil field near Chandan Mori. They are being visited by boats to the affected areas. Jolie will also distribute some gifts to the flood victims
“Pakistan is currently in the grip of severe floods. I saw the conditions of flood affected people whose videos and pictures went viral. So my heart began to cry tears of blood. I did not see their suffering, that’s why I came to Pakistan today to help them”.
– Angelina Jolie.
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Floods caused by record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountain regions have submerged a third of the land, claiming the lives of more than 1,500 people, and impacting an estimated 33 million more, washing away homes, roads, railways, livestock and crops. Her visit will also highlight the need for urgent support for the people and long-term solutions to address the multiplying crises of climate change, human displacement and protracted insecurity we are witnessing globally, the statement said.
The moment when UNHCR Special Ambassador Angelina Jolie landed on Karachi Airport. Ms Jolie, who previously visited victims of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, and the 2005 earthquake, will visit the IRC’s emergency response operations and local organisations assisting displaced people including Afghan refugees.