Why Angelina Jolie Visited Pakistan
Hollywood actress and United Nations humanitarian worker Angelina Jolie reportedly visited one of the worst-affected areas of southern Pakistan on Tuesday. There have been 1,559 fatalities attributed to the flooding that has been going on for months.
Television video showed Angelina Jolie landing in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh in southern Pakistan. Since the middle of June, flooding in that area has killed 692 people, destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and forced half a million people to from their homes.
Later, she apparently visited some of the flood-ravaged areas, as reported by the local press.Angelina Jolie will reportedly visit Pakistan to help those affected by the country’s recent devastating floods, as reported by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
A total of about 300 people have died since July from water-related ailments; the government has made no remark on Jolie’s visit to Dadu, despite the fact that it is one of the worst-affected areas. Medical personnel are working to prevent the spread of waterborne infections among the flood’s survivors.
Pakistan’s climate change minister Sherry Rehman has dubbed the current crisis “the worst humanitarian tragedy of this decade” and has urgently requested “food, tents, and medicines” from neighbouring nations.
Some estimates have the loss of essential food crops like rice and corn at as high as 70 percent. As a result, food shortages are possible across the nation. Now, the government estimates that the total economic loss would be more than $30 billion—three times as much as they originally thought.
The Pakistani government and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres agree that global warming is to blame for the increase in extreme weather that brought about the “monsoon on steroids.””She’ll see for herself how countries like Pakistan are paying the most for a crisis they didn’t cause,” IRC said of Jolie’s visit.
The International Rescue Committee released a statement saying that they believe her visit will bring “attention to this issue and get the rest of the world to act promptly to help countries that are suffering the most from the climate calamity.”The International Rescue Committee claims that Jolie had visited the country twice before, in 2005 and 2010, in the wake of natural disasters.
According to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Angelina Jolie will travel to Pakistan to aid victims of the country’s recent devastating floods.Even though Dadu is one of the worst-hit places and around 300 people have died from water-related ailments there since July, the administration said nothing about Jolie’s trip there. As a precaution against the spread of waterborne infections, medics are providing aid to flood survivors.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is scheduled to make the trip to New York City for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Sharif aims to address the severe effects of climate change-induced floods on the developing country during his speech.
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