On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie landed in Pakistan to visit and meet the victims of the flood. Humanitarian activist and Hollywood actress is visiting Pakistan as the representative of the International Rescue Committee.
She is currently visiting Dadu in Sindh; pictures of her meeting with the flood victims are being circulated on social media. A press release of the International Rescue Committee says that Angelina Jolie will assess and gain an understanding of the situation and hear from people about their needs and how to prevent such crises in the future.
Angelina Jolie is seen directly interacting with the families and people. She arrived at the Zamzama Oil Field by helicopter. She even traveled on a boat to survey the flood-affected areas. Through her visit, she will highlight the urgent need for support for the families. She will also address the problem of climate change and human displacement.
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Angelina Jolie visits to Pakistan over her years with the UN. 2005-2010 pic.twitter.com/7YnVwV69Jx
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“International humanitarian Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods. Heavy rains and floods across the country have impacted 33 million people and submerged one-third of the country under water.”#Pakistanfloods2022 pic.twitter.com/RTZ9TObAf4
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The press release stated that her visit will urge countries particularly the US that contribute most to the carbon emission would prompt actions that would provide urgent support to countries that are bearing the brunt of climate change.
IRC Pakistan Country Director Shabnam Baloch said, “The climate crisis is destroying lives and futures in Pakistan, with severe consequences, especially for women and children. The resulting economic loss from these floods will likely lead to food insecurity and an increase in violence against women and girls. We need immediate support to reach people in urgent need and long-term investments to stop climate change from destroying our collective futures. With more rains expected in the coming months, we hope Angelina Jolie’s visit will help the world wake up and take action.” The committee has already provided 50,000 women and girls with humanitarian assistance, including hygiene kits.
Angelina Jolie had visited Pakistan earlier in 2005 and 2010 following devastating earthquake and floods in Pakistan.