Malala Yousafzai visits flood-affected areas of Pakistan


New Delhi: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai arrived in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday to visit areas devastated by unprecedented monsoon floods and to meet flood victims.

Visits flood affected areas to raise international awareness of the devastation caused by climate change in Pakistan.

Her non-profit organisation, Malala Vand, said in a statement that her visit was to “help keep international attention focused on the impact of the floods in Pakistan and enhance the need for critical humanitarian assistance”.

According to the latest estimates, floods in Pakistan have killed 1,700 people and displaced nearly eight million people in the country.

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The Malala Fund had earlier issued an emergency relief grant to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support flood relief efforts and “protect the welfare of girls and young women in Pakistan”.

Funding will also be used to provide emergency education services to ensure that girls continue their education. The report said that assistance from the Malala Fund will help repair and rehabilitate ten damaged public schools for girls.

It is expected that the assistance will be provided by the Malala Fund for Flood Relief.

Pakistan received more than normal monsoon rains which resulted in flooding in many parts of the country. Reports indicate that the floods left a third of the country under water, causing damage to existing crops, roads and railways in Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

Malala, a Nobel Prize winner for girls’ education, was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban at the age of 15. The shooting sparked widespread international condemnation.

In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 in recognition of her efforts in the field of children’s rights.

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