Angelina Jolie calls on the international community to help Pakistan flood survivors
UN envoy and humanitarian Angelina Jolie visited the National Flood Response Coordination Center, TV channel 24NewsHD reported on Wednesday.
She expressed her determination to focus the world’s attention on the floods in Pakistan, saying: “The world has no idea of the devastation that has occurred.”
She continued: “The world needs to wake up to the situation in Pakistan. It is a matter of life and death for many people.
“I have never seen such destruction in my life. The victims urgently need food, shelter and medical assistance.
“If help does not arrive in the coming weeks, the survivors will not survive.” Among these people are countless children who are fighting for their lives.”
She lauded the flood rescue and relief operation of the Pak Army, saying, “The Army is busy helping the flood-affected people day and night.
“If you see any relief work, you will see that the Pakistan Army is doing it. Everywhere I saw how the Pakistan Army was helping people, saving lives.
The humanitarian appealed to the international community to help the Pakistani flood victims, saying: “Earlier when I came, I found that the Pakistani people were hospitable to the Afghan people.
Now Pakistanis themselves are suffering from major natural disasters. Countries less responsible for climate change face more destruction and death than others. My heart goes out to the people at this difficult hour.”