Malala Yousufzai, a Nobel laureate and advocate for girls’ education, will visit flood-affected areas in Pakistan on October 12 in an effort to raise awareness of the destruction brought on by climate change worldwide.
The 25-year-old advocate for girls’ education will also travel to Sindh’s flood-affected regions.
This season’s monsoon rains in Pakistan were more than typical, producing widespread flooding that submerged a third of the country and damaged standing crops, roads, and rail tracks in Sindh and Balochistan.
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Sources claim that the Sindh Home Department has issued instructions ordering strict security measures for Malala. A specialized police unit is putting this in place.
The Nobel laureate will fly from another country to Karachi. Strict security would be used to transport her from Karachi to the Dadu flood-affected districts.
She is expected to extend assistance from the Malala Fund for flood relief.
In the first week of September, the Malala Fund issued an emergency relief grant to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC will use the funds to provide psychosocial support to girls and women in flood-hit Sindh and Balochistan.
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The funding will also be used to deliver emergency education services to ensure girls continue their education. The assistance from the Malala Fund will help repair and rehabilitate ten damaged government schools for girls.
Torrential monsoon rains triggered the most severe flooding in Pakistan’s recent history, washing away villages and leaving almost 10 million children in need of immediate, lifesaving support. in need of assistance and at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition.