Angelina Jolie in Pakistan for Flood Victims : Her 4th Visit in Pakistan
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has come to Pakistan to draw world attention to the plight of 21 million people affected by the country’s worst-ever floods. The Academy award winning actress jetted to Pakistan on a mercy mission for the millions left homeless because of the floods.
‘UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan today to meet people affected by the floods and to highlight the continued urgent need for help,’ the UNHCR agency said in a statement.
This is her fourth visit to Pakistan since she has become a UNHCR goodwill ambassador in year 2001. Talking to the Media, she said : “she is ready to provide Tents, Food, drinking water and Medicine”.
Last week Jolie released a video message appealing for greater public support for Pakistan’s relief efforts, and she has herself donated $US100,000 ($A109,259) to the flood appeal.
The UNHCR is providing relief aid including shelter materials to those displaced by the disaster, which has killed 1760 people by the official toll.