Angelina Jolie Reached Pakistan to Help Flood Victims
Philanthropist, Hollywood actress, and social activist Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon to directly talk to and help flood-affected people.
Angelina Jolie is currently visiting Sindh's Dadu district, assessing the damage caused by the floods.
According to a press release issued by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Angelina Jolie has come to observe the situation herself to ask people about their needs and how to avoid similar problems in the future.
Actress Angelina Jolie reportedly arrived at Dadu's Zamzam oil field by helicopter and surveyed Juhi and surrounding areas by boat, hoping to provide aid to flood-affected people.
Angelina Jolie has previously visited Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods as part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC)'s post-flood emergency response operations.
The 'Male Pheasant' actress will highlight the urgent need for aid for the affected people in Pakistan and discuss long-term solutions to the climate change crisis and displacement of people.
According to the press release, the IRC hopes that the international community, especially the US, which emits more carbon, will immediately help countries affected by the climate crisis after its visit.
IRC Pakistan Country Director Shabnam Baloch said that the climate crisis is damaging Pakistan's future and lives, seriously impacting women and children.
She said the economic loss due to floods, food insecurity, and violence against girls and women are also increasing.
Shabnam Baloch said that aid is needed on an emergency basis to reach those who need it immediately. A long-term investment is needed to prevent future devastation due to climate change.
She said there might be more rains in the coming months; we hope that Angelina Jolie's visit will help wake up the world and take action.
A recent assessment by the International Rescue Committee revealed that people urgently need food, drinking water, shelter, and medical assistance.
A survey reported that women and adolescent girls have no access to menstrual products.
IRC has contacted 50,000 women and girls with 'Hi-Gene Kits' under Humanitarian Aid to address women's concerns.