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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Malala Yousafzai arrives in Pakistan

A specialized police unit has been put in place for the protection and security of Malala Yousafzai. She will be taken to Dadu- the worst flood-hit area in Sindh amid tight security.

Pakistani education activist and Noble Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai lands in Pakistan on Tuesday. Yousafzai has arrived in Pakistan, along with her family, to visit the flood-affected areas.

She will be visiting the flood-affected areas amid tight security. She will raise awareness regarding the devastating flood in Pakistan. Malala will extend monetary assistance to the flood victims through her charity organization, Malala Fund.

In September, Malala Fund released an emergency relief grant to the International Rescue Committee. The funds will be used to provide psychosocial support to girls and women in flood-affected areas in Sindh and Balochistan. Funds will be spent to provide education to the girls and build and rehabilitate the ten damaged government schools for girls.

Sources claim that the Sindh Home Department has issued instructions ordering strict security measures for Malala Yousafzai. A specialized police unit has been put in place for the protection and security of Malala Yousafzai. She will be taken to Dadu- the worst flood-hit area in Sindh amid tight security.

Read more: My heart is with the people of Pakistan: Angelina Jolie

Torrential monsoon rains triggered severe flooding in Pakistan’s recent history, washing away villages and leaving almost 10 million children in need of immediate life-saving support. Millions of people are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, while children are feared to suffer from malnutrition.

Last month, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the flood-affected areas in Pakistan. Following her visit, she penned down a painful note to the international community to continue to donate as with everything damaged-the flood victims are in continuous support of relief and assistance.

Jolie continued, “Those I was able to reach were still in shock from having fled the Taliban and now knowing the country they have fled to is in an emergency. The level of trauma and compound trauma is severe. Please learn and follow what is happening. Be aware of the climate catastrophe that we are seeing more regularly,” said the actress in her note.