The level of trauma is severe, says Angelina Jolie about Pakistan floods
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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie travelled to Pakistan last week to help and interact with flood-affected people. She arrived in Karachi and was immediately taken to Dadu, Sindh, where she observed the flood damage. A week later, the actor posted images of the flood-ravaged countryside to Instagram with the message that people need to "understand and follow what is happening" there.
She posted pictures from her trip as well as one of herself inspecting the damage from a helicopter window. Jolie arrived and used a helicopter to assess the flood-affected districts of Johi. “Last week I was in Pakistan with International Rescue Committee and local organizations, to witness the devastation caused by severe flooding which submerged 1/3 of the country’s land,” she wrote.
33 million people have been impacted, with over 6 million in in need of "emergency humanitarian assistance," according to the actress.
She visited the nation and spoke with Afghan refugees as well as flood victims and mentioned the trauma they have been through their journey. “Pakistan also still hosts over a million Afghan refugees who are unable to return safely due to the current situation. Those I was able to reach were still in shock from having fled the Taliban, and now knowing the country they have fled to is in an emergency,” she added.
Jolie emphasized that people need to understand about the situation and be conscious of the climate catastrophe that Pakistan are currently experiencing. She also stressed how serious the level of trauma and compound trauma is.
Millions of families throughout the world are experiencing more death and suffering as a result of "the lack of fair trade, rising emissions, and failing to address conflicts," she encouraged citizens to pressure governments to recognize.
The celebrity earlier travelled to Pakistan in 2010 and 2005 to meet earthquake victims.
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