Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Angelina Jolie in Pakistan to support victims of catastrophic floods

The UN launched a flash appeal of $160 million to help Pakistan tackle devastating floods that have killed more than 1,500 people.

• September 20, 2022
Angelina Jolie and Pakistan

Hollywood star and international humanitarian Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday in a show of support for the more than 33 million people affected by catastrophic floods.

Jolie would visit water-ravaged areas and highlight the need for urgent support as well as long-term solutions to address the multiplying crises of climate change, the International Rescue Committee said in a statement.

A video showing Jolie at a Pakistani airport went viral on social media soon after she landed and the news was also aired by local media.

She had also visited victims of the 2010 floods and 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Earlier, the government appealed to the nation for generous donations saying it lacked resources to deal with such a big disaster.

“Let’s turn this calamity into an opportunity,” Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who also heads National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC), said at a press conference.

The appeal was made after the country received a lukewarm response from the international community.

The UN launched a flash appeal of $160 million to help Pakistan tackle devastating floods that have killed more than 1,500 people including over 550 children so far.

According to the United Nations Population Fund, around 650,000 pregnant women in the flood-hit areas need maternal health services.

Up to 73,000 women expected to deliver next month would need skilled birth attendants, newborn care and support.

At least 318 deaths had been caused by dengue fever, malaria, cholera, diarrhoea and skin infections, according to official data.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Nigerian Army Headquarters. [PHOTO CREDIT: Civil Military Affairs]

Hot news Home top

Suspected kidnappers nabbed, five people rescued: Nigerian Army

The 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in Uyo says its troops have arrested two suspected kidnappers and rescued five victims on Monday.

President Muhammadu Buhari


Buhari regime mentally lazy, suffering from military hangover by forcing VCs to reopen universities: ASUU

“This is clearly a replica of, or a hangover from, a typical military administration,” said the ASUU coordinator.

Heading 2

Buhari regime keeps military pensioners waiting for their gratuities

“Our esteemed military retirees are please urged to remain calm and patient,” said the Military Pensions Board.

Mining site


2,119 mining companies in Nigeria did not pay royalties: RMAFC

“There is also the issue of underpayment of royalty by 25 enterprises that exported minerals in 2019 with no record of royalty payments,” RMAFC disclosed.

Heading 1

WTD: Nigeria not at war, Lai Mohammed tells regime’s opponents

“Anybody who has witnessed war will not wish for war or separation,” said Lai Mohammed.

Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

Heading 4

Buhari regime promises to empower vulnerable Nigerians

“We are shifting away from just giving humanitarian relief to see how we can build the resilience of our people and empower them,” noted the humanitarian minister.