Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.
Television footage shows Jolie arriving at an airport in Karachi, the capital of South Sindh. flood Since mid-June, 692 people have died, hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged, and half a million people have been left homeless. She then visited several flood-affected areas, according to local media.
Jolie is in Pakistan to help communities affected by devastating floods, according to the IRC, a prominent international aid organization. There was no comment from the government on Jolie’s visit to the capital. The metropolis is one of the worst regions since July, with nearly 300 of her dead from water-borne diseases. Doctors are now trying to contain an outbreak of waterborne disease among flood survivors.
The visit comes as Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif is in New York for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, Sharif will focus on the damage done to poor countries by floods caused by climate change.
Pakistan says the floods have cost the country’s economy $30 billion.