Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Angelina Jolie Makes Surprise Visit to Flood-Affected Pakistan” – below is their description.
Hollywood actor and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, as the death toll from monthslong deluges rose to 1,559.
Video from the Pakistani government showed Jolie meeting with officials in Islamabad and discussing the need for the international community do more.
Later, she visited some of the flood-affected areas, according to local media.
According to the IRC, a prominent international aid group, Jolie is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods.
There was no comment from the government about Jolie’s visit to Dadu, one of the worst-hit districts where waterborne diseases have also caused nearly 300 deaths since July.
Currently, doctors are trying to contain the outbreak of waterborne diseases among flood survivors.
The visit comes as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is in New York for the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly. In his speech, Sharif will highlight the damages caused by climate change induced floods in the impoverished country.
Pakistan says the floods have caused $30 billion in damage to the country’s economy.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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