March 23, 2023
Angelina Jolie on Pakistan's side

Angelina Jolie on Pakistan's side

Angelina Jolie on Pakistan’s side

Pakistan is dealing with severe floods. More than 33 million people have been affected by this huge flood in this South Asian country. In this situation, the famous Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has visited Pakistan to help the people affected by the terrible floods.

He arrived in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, on Tuesday (September 20). This information was reported by Pakistani media outlet Express Tribune and Indian news agency ANI in a report on Wednesday (September 21).

  • According to media outlet Express Tribune, the ‘Salt’ actress reached Dadu town in Pakistan’s Sindh on Tuesday. There he heard directly from flood-affected people about their needs and steps to prevent such suffering in the future.
  • Quoting a statement from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the report said, ‘International human rights activist Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to help people affected by the devastating floods. Heavy rains and floods across Pakistan have affected 3.3 million people and left one-third of the country under water. He is visiting Pakistan to witness the flood situation firsthand and listen directly to the needs of the affected people and learn about possible steps to prevent such sufferings in the future.
  • The statement released by the IRC also said, “Earlier, Angelina Jolie visited Pakistan to visit the victims of the 2010 floods and the 2005 earthquake.” During the visit, he will also visit the IRC’s emergency operations and local organizations assisting displaced people, including Afghan refugees. Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie will highlight the need for urgent assistance for them.
  • According to media reports, Pakistan has been dealing with severe floods in recent months and the death toll in the ongoing floods has risen to 1,559, officials said.

Angelina Jolie on Pakistan's side

TV footage showed Angelina Jolie arriving at an airport in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, on Tuesday. Since mid-June last year, 692 people have lost their lives in floods there. Thousands of houses were damaged in the floods and 500,000 people were left homeless.

According to local media reports, Jolie visited some flood-affected areas from Karachi. It also includes Dadu district. Dadu district is one of the worst affected districts in the ongoing floods. About 300 people have died there since July due to water-borne diseases.

However, there was no comment from the Pakistani government about Jolie’s grandfather’s visit.