ISLAMABAD: Iconic Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie spoke out on Wednesday resolve paint international community attention to widespread devastation caused floods in Pakistan.
Jolie said this during her visit to the National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC) to show solidarity and support for in flood victims. NFRCC Vice Chair Ahsan Iqbal welcomed Ms Jolie and thanked her. for visiting Pakistan during the most devastating floods in countries history.
Jolie was informed about flood response and actions taken so far. Jolie said she was deeply moved to see people suffering during her visit to Dadu in Sindh province, where met with flood victims.
The American actress said she stood with in flood-affected people and spare no effort to world know scale of devastation caused by climate change and saving lives support They need. She is also made appeal of ‘do more’ to world help for Pakistan to handle with situation.
She noticed that international community has not yet assessed the destruction and damage due to the unprecedented flood. “Those who have survived will not be able to survive if they are not provided with help in coming weeks,” she said, adding that a large number of children in the affected areas were struggling for life.
Jolie said she had never seen such devastation in her life. She recalled that she had witnessed how Pakistan received Afghan refugees when she visited the country earlier, but now this part of in world himself was facing a national disaster.
She was also impressed military personnel who she said help out injured people day and night. “I saw how the Pakistani army helped out people everywhere in in flood affected areas,” she said.
She is also noticed that Pakistan, which was less responsible for climate change has suffered more due to natural disasters. Miss Jolie announced that she would visit Pakistan. again as well as again Giving help flood victims.
IRC hopes Jolie’s visit sheds some good light light on it’s whining issue and tell me international community – especially the nations that contribute the most to carbon emissions – act and ensure urgent support to countries endure the worst of climate crisis.
Shabnam Baloch, director of the IRC in Pakistan, said: “The climate crisis is taking lives in Pakistan, with severe consequences, especially for women as well as children. Economic losses from these floods are likely to be lead to food insecurity and increased in violence against women and girls. We need instant support for reaching people in urgent needand long-term investment to prevent climate change from destroying our collective future. FROM more rains are expected in in the coming months, we hope that the visit of Angelina Jolie will help in world wake up up and take action.”
IRC latest grade shows people are in urgent need of food, drinking water, shelter and healthcare. Each respondent reported women but the girls don’t access to hygiene products during menstruation. Baloch clarified that the IRC has reached over 50,000 women and girls with humanitarian aid, including hygiene and sanitation kits.
“We provide rescue services flood-affected communities in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh since the beginning of July and have reached almost 950,000 people. people with essentials, food, healthcare and safe places,” Shabnam said.