Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood celebrity and prominent international humanitarian, arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to demonstrate her support for the more than 33 million victims of the devastating floods.
The International Rescue Committee announced in a statement that Angelina Jolie would go to areas with severe water shortages and underscore the need for both immediate assistance and long-term solutions to solve the escalating crises brought on by climate change.
Soon after she landed, a video of Jolie entering a Pakistani airport went popular on social media, and local media quickly covered the story.
She had also traveled to Pakistan to see the victims of the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods.
Earlier, the government made a huge donation plea to the populace, claiming that it needed the means to handle such a major calamity.
At a news conference, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who also serves as the director of the National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC), said, “Let’s convert this catastrophe into an opportunity.”
The request was made as a result of the world community’s unenthusiastic attitude to the nation.
The UN made a quick request for $160 million to assist Pakistan in dealing with the disastrous floods that have so far claimed more than 1,500 lives, including more than 550 children.
Around 650,000 pregnant women in the flood-affected areas need maternal health services, according to the United Nations Population Fund.
Up to 73,000 expectant mothers will require competent delivery attendants, neonatal care, and support in the upcoming month.
According to government statistics, dengue fever, malaria, cholera, diarrhea, and skin infections were responsible for at least 318 deaths.