Angelina Jolie visits affected communities




Angelina Jolie is in Pakistan to visit some of the places affected by the recent floods. This was reported in a statement by the non-governmental organization International Rescue Committee (IRC). The actress and activist is currently in Dadu, Sindh province. She will visit IRC and other organizations’ operations centers and meet with local residents to understand the needs of communities in emergency situations. Since the beginning of July, the IRC has reached nearly 950,000 people in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh with emergency supplies, food, healthcare and safe spaces. Among other things, it has supplied more than 50 thousand women and girls with menstrual hygiene products. About a third of the country and 33 million Pakistanis have been affected by the floods. Jolie has already visited Pakistan in 2010, again following floods, and in 2005, after the earthquake.

“The climate crisis is destroying lives and futures in Pakistan, with serious consequences especially for women and children. The economic loss resulting from these floods will likely lead to food insecurity and an increase in violence against women and girls. We need immediate support to reach the people who urgently need it and long-term investment to prevent climate change from destroying our collective future. With more rain expected in the coming months, we hope Angelina Jolie’s visit will help the world wake up and take action,” said Shabnam Baloch, director of IRC Pakistan.

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